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Energy Transition Summit:
Grid Modernization Initiative and Clean Energy Cybersecurity 

Monday, February 5 – Thursday, February 8, 2024

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

Please join us for the Energy Transition Summit: Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) and Clean Energy Cybersecurity in Arlington, VA, February 5-8, 2024. This summit will be led and hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Modernization Initiative and Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.

Attendees will learn about opportunities to engage with DOE-led efforts that are modernizing the future power grid and enabling a more resilient, secure, and equitable energy transition. This event will host thought leaders and working sessions to have a dialog about strategies for future energy systems through partnerships and technology transition across government, industry, research organizations, and local communities.

The summit will feature keynote speakers and focused sessions on the two summit themes: the DOE Grid Modernization Initiative and Clean Energy Cybersecurity. Evening receptions will feature technical exhibits and invited participants from Congress and state governments. 

Attendees are also invited to join the Summit hosts on the afternoon of Monday, February 5, for pre-event working sessions, presentations, trainings, and exercises, including State, Local, Tribal & Territorial (SLTT) sessions.





Creating the grid of the future to deliver resilient, reliable, flexible, secure, sustainable, and affordable electricity.

Energy sector professionals are invited to participate in a series of meetings that will reflect on and inform the DOE GMI. The GMI coordinates research, design, and development efforts across nine DOE offices and 14 national labs to accelerate and enhance the rate of innovation in this critical space. Meeting sessions are designed to review the Department’s latest strategy for grid modernization, understand current GMI activities, promote industry initiatives, and provide an opportunity for stakeholder input on the direction of GMI activities. Sessions will do a deep dive into the six GMI pillars—markets, planning, operations, devices, flexibility, and resilience—and examine synergies for their advancement through diverse and robust partnerships.


Fostering collaborative security solutions to enable a more resilient and equitable energy transition.

Join critical discussions around key cybersecurity challenges and opportunities to prepare our nation for a cyber resilient transition to a clean energy future. Sessions will feature speakers and participants from Congress, the White House Office of the National Cyber Director, DOE, energy sector stakeholders, cyber solutions providers, investors, national laboratories, academia, and other federal, state, and local government agencies. Facilitated discussion and industry panels will cover cyber risk, policy and regulatory considerations, technology innovation and solutions, and cyber workforce, training, and exercises.


If you have an idea for a session topic, please contact and request a Session Interest Form.


Hotel rooms are available at the group rate of $193 plus taxes (same as government per diem) on the nights of February 4-7, 2024. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Reservations are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed at the group rate after this date or until we fill our room block, whichever comes first. There are only a few rooms left on Wednesday, February 7th, if you try to book on room an include that night, if you get a message that the room block is full, you are still able to book sleeping rooms in our block for the other nights. You can make your reservation today.


The Crystal Gateway Marriott offers shuttle service from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Metro Station. The shuttle runs from 5am to midnight every 30 minutes.


The Crystal Gateway Marriott is attached via the Crystal City Underground to the Crystal City Metro stop, blue & yellow lines. You will follow the signs to the Crystal Gateway Marriott.
From the Crystal City station to the lobby of the Crystal Gateway Marriott below ground
1.    Take the escalators up to the first level of the station.
2.    Take the next set of escalators up one more level.
3.    Immediately turn right at the sign for the VRE trains & walk through the glass doors to Crystal City Shops.
4.    Follow the signs to the Crystal Gateway Marriott and 12th Street.
5.    Turn left at the T intersection.  
6.    Follow the signs to the Crystal Gateway Marriott.
7.    Walk through the tunnel and enter the hotel’s main lobby through the glass doors.


The Crystal Gateway Marriott offers valet parking currently for $51 daily and self-parking for $45 daily. 


Registration for this event is now closed.