2016 Grid Modernization Summit Survey Results

We are so glad that you attended the 2016 SGIP Grid Modernization Summit! We had a great time and hope that you did too.

Click here to access a photo library of the Summit and relive the program, speakers and networking activities shared in Washington, DC. Click here to read an article recapping the summit.

We appreciate your time in taking the 2016 Grid Modernization Survey. Your feedback is very important to us and helps shape future events.

Here’s what we found out from the survey:

Average attendee satisfaction rating for:

Online Registration 94.44 percent
Event Communications and Logistics 86.11 percent
Welcome Reception on Monday 100 percent
Executive Forum on Tuesday and Wednesday 100 percent
Award Dinner on Tuesday 96.55 percent
Vendor Networking Reception on Wednesday 96.67 percent
Technical Working Group and Committee Meetings Wednesday and Thursday 92.31 percent
Vendor Expo Passport Prizes on Wednesday 96 percent

Average attendee satisfaction for meeting facilities:

Excellent Good Poor
Meeting rooms  38.89 percent 58.33 percent 2.78 percent
Food and Beverage  75 percent 25 percent as Good 0 percent
Audio Visual  44.44 percent 52.78 percent 2.78 percent
Signage  44.44 percent 50 percent as Good 5.56 percent

Here are some topics suggested for next year’ summit:

  • Banking
  • DER with focus on analytics and standardization of models
  • Orange ButtonSM
  • Customer economics driving incentives
  • New technologies of automation and communications like 5G
  • Cybersecurity
  • Climate change implications of our decisions and actions
  • Microgrids policy and technology
  • Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities

Congratulations to Amy Erwin from SRP for winning the survey drawing for an Amazon gift card!

In its second year, the annual SGIP Grid Modernization Summit had more attendees than in 2015. Many of the suggestions following last year’s event, were implemented in 2016, yielding good results. Networking continues to be the biggest driver for registration.

Following the success of this year’s summit, SGIP hopes to continue refining its program for 2017 and make more strides toward grid modernization.