TechAdvantage Expo Brings Energy Innovation to San Diego

SAN DIEGO —The TechAdvantage 2017 Conference and Expo kicked off today in San Diego. TechAdvantage is the leading technology conference designed exclusively for electric cooperative professionals engaged in C-level, engineering, operations, IT, purchasing and supply, and marketing decision-making.

This year’s conference will highlight technologies that are changing the electric grid. From distributed energy, cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems to energy storage, big data, system optimization and government regulation, there’s something for everyone.

The conference offers a rich array of sessions, including presentations in the following areas:

  • Energy, Economy, and Environment
  • Voltage Optimization
  • Security Event and Incident Management
  • High-Speed Communication
  • Optimization of Distribute Energy Resources
  • Major Interconnection Changes
  • Cybersecurity Capabilities

TechAdvantage, Feb. 26- March 1, will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). More than 5,500 representatives from electric co-ops across the nation are attending NRECA’s Annual Meeting celebrating its 75th Anniversary. TechAdvantage features more than 280 exhibitors showcasing their state-of-the-art technologies, equipment and services. Additionally, TechAdvantage will feature key case studies and research projects by NRECA’s Business and Technology Strategies (BTS) unit.

NRECA is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states. NRECA’s BTS program provides guidance to electric cooperatives to help them make sound decisions, embrace opportunities, solve industry challenges, and continue to provide affordable and reliable electrical power.