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U.S. Department of Energy Grid Modernization Initiative Peer Review
April 18 -20, 2017
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 S. Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
 

Meeting Description/Purpose:
The Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a peer review of their Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) projects on April 18-20, 2017 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA.  This event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the current state of technology and network with energy sector stakeholders. A portfolio of over eighty grid modernization projects across thirteen programs will be reviewed.  The comprehensive review will look at the projects at a program level, provide lessons learned, and share best practices. Twenty-nine foundational projects will be examined in the peer review process, where industry leaders will serve as objective reviewers.  A dedicated poster session will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn about the other projects in the portfolio.

Tentative Agenda:
April 18th – Plenary
                Keynote speaker
                Industry panel
                GMI: an overview and review of the six technical areas
                Poster session of the GMI portfolio of projects
April 19th – Formal Peer Review of individual projects
April 20th – Formal Peer Review of individual projects

 
REGISTRATION 
Registration for this peer review workshop is free. To confirm your attendance, please complete the registration form. 
Sheraton Pentagon City
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 521-1900
 
Hotel Reservations
Sleeping rooms are available at the Sheraton Pentagon City at the group rate of $239/night plus taxes (equal to government per diem) on the nights of April 17-20, 2017. Reservations must be made by Friday, March 31, 2017. Reservations are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed at the group rate after this date. You can make your reservation starting today U.S DOE GMI Peer Review Room Block or you can call 1-800-325-3535 to make reservations by phone.
 
Transportation to the Hotel 
Shuttle Service: The hotel offers complimentary shuttle van service to and from the Pentagon City Metro Station and Ronald Reagan National Airport.
From Hotel to Metro: Shuttle runs weekdays from 6:15am and weekends starting at 7:15am, until 11:15pm. The shuttle leaves the hotel on the 15 and 45 of every hour. The last shuttle leaves the hotel at 11:15pm.
From Metro to Hotel: Shuttle runs weekdays from 6:30am and weekends starting 7:30am until 11:30pm. The shuttle leaves the metro station every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Last shuttle leaves the metro at 11:30pm.
From Airport to Hotel: The shuttle picks up from Terminal A, Door 5 and Door 9, at :15 and :45 past every hour. The first pick up is at 5:15 a.m. and last pick up is at 12:15 a.m. The trip takes approximately 10 minutes. For return trips to the airport, consult the Sheraton Front Desk.
 
Walking / Metro
The hotel is located approximately 1.5 miles from the Pentagon City Metro Station (30-45 minute walk). For walking directions from the Metro, see Google Maps. Google Maps can also be used to outline walking directions from other locations in the city.
Reagan International Airport offers Metro service directly from the airport.
To get to the Sheraton by metro, take a yellow or blue line train to the Pentagon City Metro Station (approximately five minutes from the airport). Shuttle service is available from the Pentagon City Metro Station to the Sheraton on weekdays, beginning at 6:30 a.m. and running through 11:30 p.m. The shuttle leaves the Metro station every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour. A return shuttle from the Sheraton to the Pentagon City Metro Station is also available, leaving at :15 and :45 past the hour throughout the day.
 

Links for Restaurants in Pentagon Row and Crystal City
http://pentagonrow.com/eat-drink/              
http://www.crystalcity.org/area/play/restaurants

 
  Registration
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