Just how smart do we have to be?
Join a panel of experts as they discuss how to modernize the nation's transmission systems.
Register here - registration is free, but you must provide a valid email address in order to access to webinar.The registration page has a lot of information about the event and what will be discussed and about the panelists. Marc Gunter, an editor at Fortune Magazine, will moderate the session.
Congress adds $4 billion for a smarter grid
With $4 billion of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act designated for the “Smart Grid,” or modernization of the nation’s electrical transmission systems, investment has accelerated at a feverish pace in viable projects initiated by utilities, research facilities, and technology companies.
The Smart Grid represents more than a commercial opportunity. It will make possible more efficient and lower cost delivery of power, better informed customers, smart appliances, distributed energy, electric cars and a host of other innovations yet to be invented.
In an effort to help our members better understand the policy, investment opportunities and trends swirling around this topic, The Energy Collective is proud to announce the second of our fall panels on energy topics: “Rethinking the Electric Grid."
In addition to fielding any questions from the audience, our expert panel will respond to following questions:
- Where is the leadership for innovation coming from? Utilities? Technology companies?
- What policies are needed at the federal and regional levels to support smart grid deployment?
- How will greater decentralization of the grid change the power distributors' business models?
- What role does FERC need to play, acting in concert with utilities?
- What roles will the customer and customer feedback play in the development of smart grid?
- What technology breakthroughs are needed?
Want to know more?
Check out the Energy Collective special section "rethinking the electrical grid"
A good example is a link to a piece by the Economist which reports
"Information technology can make electricity grids less wasteful and much greener. Businesses have lots of ideas and governments are keen, but obstacles remain."
Smart Grid Video from IEEE
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