Equals Darnell's Power Forum Plus Green Building Power Forum Plus Smart Grid Electronics Forum
Darnell's Energy Summit

Conference Schedule

The following is a tentative SGEF conference schedule and is subject to change. More coming soon. Please visit our Call for Papers page if you are interested in presenting a paper at Smart Grid Electronics Forum 2014.

Tuesday, September 23rd - Conference Schedule
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Mary Doswell
Senior Vice President - Retail and Alternative Energy Solutions, Dominion Power

Smart Materials Enhance Efficiency of Building, Micro Grid and Alternative Energy Systems

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session I

1.1: A review of Energy Harvesting Materials and Techniques, Karla Mossi, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

1.2: GaAs Powering Forward, Bob Conner, CEO, Founder, Sarda Technologies, Inc.

1.3: GaN Transistors - Giving New Life to Moore's Law, Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation

1.4: Aluminum Nitride for High-Voltage Power Electronics, Baxter Moody, Director of Device Development, HexaTech, Inc.

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Plenary Session II

2.1: Silicon Carbide Power Electronics for Energy Applications: Perspectives, Targets, and the path to Applications through European Union SPEED Project, Dr. Daniel Fernández, CTO of INAEL Electrical Systems and Coordinator of Project SPEED

2.2: European Union DCC+G (DC Components +Grid) Project, an Update, Bernd Wunder, Fraunhofer Institute and BJ Sonnenberg, Emerson Network Power

2.3: Smart Grid 2.0: The Energy Internet, Alex Huang, Progress Energy Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University

2.4: The Integrated Grid: Realizing the Full Value of Central and Distributed Energy Resources, Brian Fortenbery, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Round Table Discussion

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open to Full Conference Delegates and "Exhibits Only" Delegates

Hosted Reception (hosted in exhibit hall)

Wednesday, September 24th
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open for Full Conference Delegates only

Hosted Lunch (hosted in exhibit hall)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.


Thursday, September 25th
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Media Sponsors: