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KEYNOTE: Grid Resilience in the Face of Extreme Weather Events

January 13, 2022
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Opening Remarks & Keynote
Surya Panditi

Enel X North America, Inc.

With the increasing frequency of extreme weather conditions, there is an urgent need to integrate resiliency solutions on the grid to ensure consumers and businesses have continuous access to electricity. To modernize the grid in this capacity, we must include more ways for flexible, distributed solutions to contribute toward our energy reliability as we face increasingly common extreme weather and natural disasters.

In this keynote address, Surya Panditi will leverage his expertise in the smart energy revolution as the Head of Enel X North America, discussing how flexibility solutions will play a critical role in supporting the grid, and the numerous ways resiliency can be achieved through integrated, sustainable energy solutions, and the role of resources such as EV charging technologies, microgrids and solar + storage. The keynote will use the 2020 California wildfires as a case study to discuss how flexible and distributed solutions can help deliver critically needed capacity to the grid during times of emergency, and address the need for policy support in enhancing grid resiliency.

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