DISTRIBUTECH International, the annual event for distribution utilities and their partners, focuses on all of the latest trends and innovations in the electricity delivery space. The conference covers 12 different areas of the utility industry, which we call educational tracks – each offering 4 educational sessions.

We asked each of our track chairs to tell us what about the hot topics in their track right now.

Ross Malme, Chair of the DERMS (Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems) track, tells us where the industry is headed with DERMS and what he thinks will be important for discussion at next year’s event.

Play the video below to learn about EVs and microgrids, energy storage and much more!

Our call for abstracts is open! See our list of tracks and learn how to submit your speaking idea here. Submit your speaking idea today.




About Ross Malme

Ross is Senior Advisor at Bowen Advisors, a leading investment banking advisory firm where he co-manages the firms Energy Technology practice. He is also President and CEO of Malme Energy Consulting providing consulting services to the energy technology community and has led the Smart Grid practice for Skipping Stone, LLC, an energy consulting firm. He has served on the Advisory Board of DISTRIBUTECH, the largest industry conference in the electric utility industry for over 15 years.

Ross was the inventor of the first utility wireless automatic meter reading system in the industry which became the industry standard for over 25 years and the founder of one of the first successful electricity demand response technology and service companies in North America.