XBRL Extension for Construction, Energy and Transportation  

2019 Presentations

January 23, 2019

U.S. DOE Energy Storage Financing Summit

New York City

April 16, 2019

Energy Storage Annual Conference

​Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Workshop

Phoenix, Arizona

May 22, 2019

Digital 360 Summit

Panel : New Regulations, Financial Tools, and Business Models

San Marcos, Texas

July 17, 2019

Impact Event

San Francisco

September 24, 2019

Impact Breakfast

Solar Power International

Salt Lake City, Utah

2016 Presentations

February 23, 2016
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

NREL Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop​


February 24, 2016

Golden Colorado

NREL Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center

   The Potential of Data Interoperabilty and Data Exchange
   The Cyber Risk of Data Interoperabilty and Data Exchange

March 1-2, 2016


Solar Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices

   Link to Presentation
   Link to Opening Comments

July 20, 2016

San Francisco, California

     The Balance Between Data Interoperability, IOT and the Smart Grid

     Leveraging the Orange Button the Building Transportation Projects

September 14, 2016
Solar Power International
Panelist: Data Transparency and the Path to Project Liquidity and Capital

September 28, 2016

Smarter Cities Innovation Summit

Washington DC

XBRL-CET / SGIP PAP25 Working Group 

November 8, 2016 - Smart Grid Interoperability Panel National Convention
Washington DC

Panelist: Managing Change in the New Energy Economy

November 10, 2016 - Smart Grid Interoperability Panel National Convention
Washington DC
SGIP PAP25 Working Group

November 30, 2016

Construction for Transportation and Energy Session

San Francisco

December 6-7, 2016
​San Francisco

PV Operations & Maintenance and Asset Management Conference and Exhibition

2015 Presentations

2015 Solar Plaza
San Francisco
     Claim Management in the Operational Phase
     Video Link to full presentation

US Department of Energy
April 24, 2015
     Small Business and Big Energy
     Video Link to Introduction

US Department of Treasury
June 11, 2015
Helping Public Agencies and Private Stakeholders Throughout the Supply Chain Comply with the DATA Act with Engagement and Collaboration ​to Promote Open Standards and Innovation

2015 InterSolar
July 14, 2015
San Francisco
     PV Power Plants: Quality Ensures Performance
     Bankability Requirements and Challenges to Non-recourse Financing for PV 

August 26, 2015

August 27,2015 Innovation to Market 

Pacific Gas and Electric

San Francisco

     Opportunities to Grow Minority Businesses Through Innovative Contracting, Financing & Tech Transfer

October 2015 - Renewable Energy Management 2015

Carlsbad, California
     Panel: Maximizing Long-Term Asset Profitability and Performance in Project Design and Construction/Installation
     Presentation: Streamlining Data Communications with Common Languages and Taxonomies

October 2015 - Solar O&M: 2015

Carlsbad, California

     Moderator: Best Practices and Developing Standards in Solar PV O&M

     Panel: Next Generation Monitoring, Data Analytics and Reporting

October 9, 2015 SB-Data Symposium on Cybersecurity and FIBO 
Webinar Hosted by EDM Council

     Overview of SB-Data and Data Interoperability

     Cybersecurity and SB-Daba

     Data Standards - XBRL and FIBO

     Link to EDM Site for recorded sessions

November 3, 2015 - Smart Grid Interoperability Panel National Convention

New Orleans

Panelist: New Smart Innovators

Presenter: SGIP PAP25 - Smart Grid Bankability

2017             Senior Vice President - Surety

                     USI Insurance



                     Surety Resource Connection, Inc.

2008 - 2017  Senior Vice President, Surety

                      Wells Fargo Insurance Services

2008 - 2017  President

                     Surety Resource Connection

2005 - 2009  President

                     North Coast Surety Technologies

1994 - 2009  President

                     North Coast Surety Insurance Services

1990 - 1994  Surety Broker


1981 - 1990 Surety Manager

                    Fairmont Insurance Company

1981           California State University Chico

                   Degree in Economics

1980            Surety Underwriter

                    South Coast Surety

Senior Vice President, Surety, USI Insurance Services - Surety

Chairman - Surety Resource Connection, Inc.

Chief Cat Herder - XBRL Extension for Construction, Energy and Transportation  (XBRL-CET) 

Former Chair - Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Priority Action Plan 25 - Harmonizing Financial Data

Former Co-Chair - SGIP/SEIA Orange Button - Finance Subcommittee

Former Chair - SunSpec Alliance Orange Button - Surety Subcommittee

Digital 360 Summit

Panel : New Regulations, Financial Tools, and Business Models

Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Working Group - 
Project Website

  • BPG 4: Technical Performance- Data Interoperability
  • BPG 7: Risk Management- Surety​

Comments to the U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)
Request for Information:

Challenges and Opportunities for the American Solar Industry

Comments to US Department of Transportation 
Transportation Infrastructure:
Notice of Review of Policy, Guidance and Regulation

Reducing Burdens for Construction of Infrastructure
Data Interoperability as Innovation Enabler

XBRL-CET Memo to Homeland Security
Modernizing Energy and Transportation Infrastructure
Emergency Response for Puerto Rico

Comments to California Department of Transportation 
Caltrans SB1 / SB103 Small Business
Reducing Burdens for Construction of Infrastructure
Data Interoperability as Innovation Enabler


July 30, 2014 - Sage Summit

Las Vegas

     GOT WIP - What Your Surety Cares About Your WIP

September 18, 2014 Smart Grid Interoperability Panel National Convention
Nashville, Tennessee

     Using Power Grid Open Data Initiatives
          Moderated by David Wollman, NIST

2014 SGIP Spring Meeting

Denver, Colrado

     Roundtable Discussion: The Next Green Button Data Set  

2014 XBRL National Convention

Bellevue, Washingotn

     Building the Construction Energy Transportation Taxonomy

     XBRL-CET Working Group Meeting - Construction Energy Transportation

JUNE 11, 2014 - XBRL-CET Working Group Meeting

US Department of Treasury
Washington, D.C. 20220

2014 SGIP Winter Meeting

Portland, Oregon

     PAP25 Harmonized Data

2018 Presentations

March 28-29, 2018
​​SEIA Codes & Standards Symposium
​    Building Future Solutions: System Safety and Performance Certification
​San Diego 

April 19, 2018
Orange Button XBRL Developers Conference
Cupertino, California

September 14, 2018

Global Climate Action Summit

    Making an Impact on Climate Change
    UN Sustainable Development Goals
    Data Driven Decisions​

December 2017
PV TEch 
Towards standardisation in PV plant reporting

Letters of Support

Arizona State University
   National Science Foundation
   Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (NSF 17-500)
   RFP under Review

   Department of Energy
   Photovoltaics Research and Development 2 - Modules and Systems

   RFP under Review

   U.S. Department of Commerce
   National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
   NTIS Joint Venture Partnerships for Data Innovation

   Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc

   Home Energy Labeling Information eXchange

   City of Chico

   California Energy Commission

   Local Government Challenge

   Disqualified - Respondents must all be from California

​2000 to 2013

2000 AGC/ CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference

Las Vegas

     Technologies Impact on Surety

2003 AGC National Convention

Honolulu, Hawaii

     Best in Technology (BITS) Competition

          Bid List Connection - Cal Custom Construction

2012 AGC Public Works Night

Pleasanton, California 

     agcXML Workshop & Technical Session

2013 AGC National Convention

Palm Desert, California

     Data Exchange and Interoperability - Trends and Directions in Construction

2013 XBRL National Convention

Las Vegas

   Beyond Corporate Financials

2013 Smart Grid Interoperability Panel National Convention

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

     AGC Surety Connection

          Why the energy industry should expand its effort to develop interoperability to the financial services sector

K. Dixon Wright
Senior Vice President

USI Insurance Services
201 Mission Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, California 94105



2017 Presentations

May 3, 2017 
Small Business Week
Data Interoperability to Promote Clean Energy and Small Business
Office of Congressman Darrell Issa
Washington, DC  20515

April 5, 2017
Smart Grid Data Interoperability in Support of Surety Based Risk Management

November 6, 2017

XBRL-CET Working Group Meeting
Building the Common App
Creating the Catalyst For Data Interoperability Implementation

K. Dixon Wright

K. Dixon Wright started his surety career in 1981 and is Senior Vice President at USI Insurance Services San Francisco Bay Area Office following the Wells Fargo Insurance Services acquisition in 2017.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2009 Dixon owned a surety only agency along with a technology company active in developing internet based applications for surety.  Since 2003 Dixon has been working with California State University Chico on the ‘AGC Surety Connection Project at CSU Chico’ to promote open standards and interoperability as an approach to address one of the surety industries most challenging problems and our communities most pressing need; improving access to surety credit for small and emerging companies.  Smaller companies, with limited revenue, have a difficult time getting support from financial service providers when the costs to handle their account are more than the revenue generated.  Reduce the administrative costs and smaller companies will be more profitable to have as clients. 

In collaboration with XBRL US, the former Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (new SEPA) and the Associated General Contractors of America Dixon has been working to help identify commonly used data fields and create XBRL-CET, the taxonomy specifically tailored the Construction Energy and Transportation Industries. The efficiency gained will help small business while helping the largest entities, public and private, meet the demands of emerging technological requirements.

In addition to the community service effort to improve access to surety credit for small business Dixon is also involved in developing data modeling tools and data analytics for performance measurement to better manage contractor default risk and project monitoring of the utility interconnection process.  The resulting beta Performance Measurement dashboard was submitted to the Department of Energy’s Apps for Energy Contest – Data by Design, and incorporated in the DOE funded Orange Button.

Dixon’s work with XBRL is to explore how contractor’s financial statements could be provided to surety companies for making underwriting easier and more cost effective so that the smallest companies can have the same interoperability benefits as the large publicly traded ones.  The objective is for various trade associations to align and synergize their respective industry specific standards so that XBRL and agcXML collaboratively work to improve access to surety credit for small and emerging companies so they too can participate in the projects that serve their communities.

Dixon’s also works to expand XBRL to include the building of the nation’s smart grid by incorporating their respective industry standards into the overall framework being developed by the DOE.  The objective is to help implement open standards for the building of the nation’s smart grid infrastructure in such a way that small and emerging companies can secure surety credit so they are qualified to participate, and so utility companies and developers can have a larger pool of qualified and bonded local contractors and vendors that are capable of operating under and utilizing project management tools enabled by open standards to manage contractor default risk.