Bidgely
DistribuTECH International is coming February 26-29, 2024 coming to Orlando, FL, and is one of the industry’s largest gatherings for exchanging ideas about the grid of the future. Be sure to connect with our team while you’re there!
Program Sessions
EV TRACK
Feb 27 | 1:50 – 2:20pm
Room W209
EV Managed Charging:
How PSEG LI and NV Energy are Using Analytics, Telematics, and TOU Rates to Drive Customer-Centric EV Solutions
FEATURING:
DATA ANALYTICS TRACK
Feb 27 | 2:40 – 3:10pm
Room W304A
AI, GPT, and the Modern Utility:
Harnessing Data for Engaged Customers and a Resilient Grid
FEATURING:
CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT
Feb 28 | 10:05-10:35am
Room W304EF
Creating a Win-Win:

TEP and Avista’s AI-Driven Approach to Building Engaged Customers and a Resilient Grid

FEATURING:
Utility University Sessions
UTILITY UNIVERSITY
Feb 26 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Room W208C
UtilityAI Bootcamp
Featured Experts:
  • Shriram Ramanathan, Chief of Staff and AI Evangelist, Bidgely
  • Ann Collier, Senior Manager, Emerging Technologies, SEPA
UTILITY UNIVERSITY
Feb 26 | 1:00-5:00pm
Room W208C
Designing Cost-Effective & Scalable Rate Engagement and EV Load Management Programs
Featured Experts:
  • Maria Kretzing, VP Innovation and Analytics
  • Kellen Schefter Director, Electric Transportation at Edison Electric Institute
EXPO Theater
Bidgely is proud to be part of the Net Zero Alliance. Catch us at Booth 2457 for daily theater presentations, or to connect with our team. For prescheduled meetings and demos, come to our meeting room: MR-3589
Demos + Meetings
Demos + Meetings
Meet with the Bidgely Team! Book a meeting with us in advance — we’ll be available in MR-6240 for demos, consultations, meetings and more.
EV Managed Charging:
How PSEG LI and NV Energy are Using Analytics, Telematics, and TOU Rates to Drive Customer-Centric EV Solutions
EV TRACK | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1:50 – 2:20pm | Rm W209
EV TRACK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1:50 – 2:20pm
Rm W209
Brian Kurtz
Manager of Special Projects & U2.0 PMO
Nayan Parikh
Technology Group Product Manager
Adam Grant
Director, Electrification &
Energy Services
Maria Kretzing
GM, Electric Vehicles
and Analytics
Building an enduring, effective, and scalable EV management strategy requires a delicate balance of maintaining engaged customers, without burdening or overwhelming them. Leveraging analytics to understand customers and provide thoughtful programs and insight offers value to the customer, while benefiting the grid. In this session, hear from PSEG LI and NV Energy as they share best practices and learnings for designing AI-driven programs to coach customers and optimize managed charging.
Brian Kurtz
Manager of Special Projects & U2.0 PMO
Nayan Parikh
Technology Group Product Manager
Adam Grant
Director, Electrification &
Energy Services
Maria Kretzing
VP Innovation and Analytics
AI, GPT, and the Modern Utility:
Harnessing Data for Engaged Customers and a Resilient Grid
DATA ANALYTICS TRACK | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2:40 – 3:10pm | Rm W304A
DATA ANALYTICS TRACK TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2:40 – 3:10pm Rm W304A
Andrea Nuesser
Director, Customer Strategy 
& Experience
Maria Kretzing
GM, Electric Vehicles
and Analytics
How should utilities be thinking about AI? While many see the potential, embracing an AI-driven solution can feel overwhelming to those trying to find where to start. In this session, hear from experts at Hydro One and Bidgely as they share how utilities are using AI to achieve key use cases such as customer engagement, load shift, and grid optimization. Further, learn what the next wave of AI and GPT means for the utility of the (near) future.
Andrea Nuesser
Director, Customer Strategy 
& Experience
Maria Kretzing
VP Innovation and Analytics
Creating a Win-Win:
TEP and Avista’s AI-Driven Approach to Building Engaged Customers and a Resilient Grid
CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 10:05 – 10:35am | Rm W304EF
CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 10:05 – 10:35am Rm W304EF
Andrew Barrington
Products and 
Services Manager
Denise Taylor
Director, Customer
Care & Experience
Abhay Gupta
CEO
In an increasingly dynamic energy landscape, fostering engaged customers is critical for achieving a resilient grid. This responsibility is pushing customer experience (CX) leaders to think boldly and embrace new strategies for engaging customers, including the use of advanced data analytics. Hear insights from Avista and Tuscon Electric Power (TEP) on the evolution of CX and the fundamental role of AI in transforming the customer relationship and upleveling Home Energy Management, TOU Rates, and EV strategies.
Andrew Barrington
Products and 
Services Manager
Denise Taylor
Director, Customer
Care & Experience
Abhay Gupta
CEO
UtiltiyAI Bootcamp

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 8:00am -12:00pm | Rm W208C
Join this dynamic session to demystify Artificial Intelligence’s role in utilities and understand its practical significance. Navigate through AI basics and its relevance in the utility industry, separating hype from genuine application. Engage in interactive exercises focused on identifying fitting use cases and performing vulnerability analyses. Led by AI specialists from Bidgely and SEPA, this session equips you with actionable implementation strategies, evaluation frameworks, and risk-management techniques tailored for utility professionals.
Shriram Ramanathan
Chief of Staff and AI Evangelist
Ann Collier
Senior Manager, Emerging Technologies
Designing Cost-Effective & Scalable Rate Engagement and EV Load Management Programs
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1:00 – 5:00pm | Rm W208C
In today’s rapidly changing landscape, transitioning an EV strategy from conception to reality might feel daunting. However, echoing Winston Churchill’s timeless wisdom, ‘Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.’ In this workshop, our experts from EEI (Edison Electric Institute) and Bidgely, explain the pivotal phases of crafting a successful EV program designed to flex and grow alongside the evolving grid. Participants will engage in a hands-on simulation, guiding them through the entire process from program design, to regulatory filing and funding capture, to implementation. Tailored specifically for EV program managers, analysts, rate designers, and utility professionals preparing for upcoming EV initiatives.
Maria Kretzing
VP Innovation and Analytics
Kellen Schefter
Director, Electric Transportation
Consumer Symposium
Headed to the SECC Consumer Symposium? Be sure to connect with our team and hear from Pauline Marcou alongside PSEG- Long Island and GridX in the session: Counting on Consumers with TOU.
PANEL | Feb 26, 2024 @ 1:45pm
Counting on Consumers with TOU
with Pauline Marcou
Director, Strategy and Growth | Bidgely