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The 2022 MCG Energy Virtual Users Conference
October 20, 2022
MCG Energy’s 2022 Virtual Users Conference on October 20, 2022, was an ideal opportunity to interact with MCG staff and provide input into product development and the MCG roadmap. This free event enabled current and prospective MCG Energy software users to share feedback and direction on the day-to-day operation and future of MCG applications. The virtual energy conference itinerary included General Sessions, Presentations, Market, and Product User Group sessions. This virtual meeting was a platform for MCG Energy and our guests to meet and learn how other organizations are addressing challenges and the future of the energy industry.
Energy Conference Keynote Speakers
This year’s conference featured the following keynote speakers:
Jim Davidson is a resilience expert and motivational speaker. He inspired attendees to overcome challenges at work and in their personal lives. From 36 years as a high-altitude climber and expedition leader, Jim distilled compelling stories and uplifting lessons about how to be resilient and reach high goals.
Jim shared gripping adventures from summiting Mount Everest, surviving earthquakes, and escaping alone from within an 80-foot-deep glacial crevasse. As a business professional for three decades, Jim always reveals practical wisdom in his keynotes about how you can cultivate a resilient mindset, spark resilient teamwork, and amplify resilient leadership.
Carrie Bentley is the Co-founder and CEO of Gridwell Consulting. She has spent her career in the energy industry across the ISO/RTO markets. She currently provides analysis and strategic support on ISO topics including transmission, interconnection, capacity, storage assets, and the energy markets.
Gridwell provides strategic and analytical consulting for grid-scale asset development and market participation, interconnection requests, battery energy storage and hybrid modeling, and regulatory advocacy.
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MCG Energy Software Conference Sessions
MCG Energy’s 2022 conference featured the following presentations:
10:00 – 10:30 am MCG Energy Solutions: Welcome and Updates – Operational Year in Review – Mike Prickett, CEO
10:30 – 11:30 am Everest Resilience – Overcoming Adversity and Reaching High Goals – Jim Davidson
11:30 am – 12:30 pm The Expected and Unexpected Consequences of California’s 100% Renewable Energy and Zero-Carbon Resources Policy – Carrie Bentley
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 12:30 – 3:00 pm
IAM Roadmap, Product Release, Dashboard Mapping and Year in Review – Jerome Khan, Product Manager with MCG
IAM Settlements, Transaction Fees and Counteryparty Checkout Review, Paragon ERM Integration, Bid to Bill Transaction Fees and Counteryparty Review, and Q&A – Jerome Khan, Product Manager with MCG; Yee Hong Chee, MCG Settlements Lead; Greg Maxfield, Energy Product Analyst Manager – Customer Care; Rob Anklam, MCG Energy Product Analyst
Innotap Energy Data Analytics – Joe Mac Crory, MCG’s Innotap Energy Product Analyst
Versify Roadmap, Roundtable – Dave Ippolito, MCG’s Versify OMS and Operator Logging Product Manager
Versify Training – Dave Ippolito, MCG’s Versify OMS and Operator Logging Product Manager
EAS / HDS / CAS Roadmap, Year in Review, Dashboard Mapping and Training – Joshua Beck, MCG’s EAS, TransBill, CAS, RSS, HDS and Innotap Product Manager
CRM What’s New, Q & A – Patrick Cromer, MCG CTO; Damon Walker, Paragon Energy Product Analyst
ERM What’s New – Full Gas Scheduling Module Demo– Lori Stephenson, MCG’s Paragon Business Analyst
ERM Q & A – Shawn Burke, MCG’s Paragon Business Analyst; Dayanna Lim, Paragon Energy Product Analyst