DistribuTECH | Orlando, FL | February 9-11, 2016

Date of Event:

Feb 9-11 2016


Orlando, FL


Orange County Convention Center
West Halls A3-4 & B
9800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Overview of event


DistribuTECH is the largest annual energy transmission and distribution (T&D) event in North America, and covers the utility industry from end to end with nearly 12,000 attendees and more than 480 exhibitors.

The three-day event includes both a conference and an exhibition. In addition, DistribuTech is co-located with the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference (February 8, 2016) and the Utility Products Exposition (February 9-11, 2016).

Conference Topics

The conference features a number of specialization tracks:

  • Advanced metering infrastructure, data management and associated analytics platforms.
  • Asset management and optimization of maintenance through risk assessment, conditioned-based maintenance and T&D asset analytics.
  • Big data and analytics.
  • Communications solutions and technologies.
  • Customer strategies and technologies such as smart grids.
  • Physical and cybersecurity.
  • Demand response and energy efficiency.
  • Distribution automation and feeder automation.
  • Energy storage and distributed energy resources, including solar, wind and storage technologies.
  • Enterprise grid management, including outage and distribution management, storm response and damage assessment and centralized transmission operations.
  • Geospatial technologies for better information visualization and easier interaction with stakeholders.
  • Mobile solutions and technologies.
  • Integration of renewable energy.
  • Automation and integration of substations through analytics, equipment condition diagnostics, fault analysis and dynamic line and equipment ratings.

The event schedule can be viewed here. Check the website regularly for the conference program when it is published.


The DistribuTECH exhibition hosts a wide variety of attendees, including utilities, municipalities, federal agencies, manufacturers and more.

An exhibitor list and an interactive floor plan are available here.

Why AREA Members Attend this Event

AREA members who attend the event will increase their understanding of business and technical issues and trends relating to the utilities industry. They will meet potential partners, including companies in work and asset management. They will also gain insights into how companies such as General Electric and Esri are making critical investments, including research and development in Augmented Reality.

Participating AREA Members

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) attends this event annually. In 2016 the EPRI booth (2061) will feature the latest projects in T&D. Atheer Labs will also be in attendance.

Registration and Fees

Attendees can register online. Price depends on the selected registration option, and includes opening keynote session, exhibition floor access and the Wednesday evening networking party.

Registration Option Price before Nov. 13 Price on or after Nove. 13
Individual Full Conference $725 $925
Utility full conference $495 $495
Association Partner $625  $825
Government $525 $525
Single-Day Delegate $525 $625
Exhibitor Full Conference Delegate $595 $595
(Must be an exhibiting company at DistribuTECH 2016)
(Student I.D. required)
$95 $95
(Must submit press credentials)
First two press members are free,

$250 for each additional member

First two press members are free,

$250 for each additional member

Exhibition only (visitor) $95 $95


DistribuTECH takes place at:

Orange County Convention Center
West Halls A3-4 & B
9800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

See the Orange County Convention Center website for details.

Comments or Questions?

See the DistribuTECH contact page for information.


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