Utility 2.0: Building the Next-Gen Electric Grid through Innovation

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW 610 A
Washington, DC 20005
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Developing and deploying smart grid technologies is fundamentally important to building infrastructure resilience, growing the clean economy, and increasing U.S. productivity. But like many national challenges, there are a number of technological, institutional, and regulatory issues standing in the way of progress. There’s no one stakeholder, public or private, that can singlehandedly implement the smart grid. Nonetheless, grid technology innovations are beginning to disrupt the system, with consequences to consumers, utilities, regulators, and policymakers. To gauge how innovation is shaping the electric grid of the future, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC), and the Energy Future Coalition (EFC) have convened a diverse group of experts to discuss: What innovative technologies are advancing the smart grid? How can policy accelerate this transition? Does America need a Utility 2.0? 

Panelists: 
Matthew Stepp
Former Staff
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Phil Davis
Senior Manager of Smart Grid Solutions
Schneider Electric
John Jimison
Managing Director
Energy Future Coalition
Miles Keogh
Director, Grants and Research
(NARUC)
David Malkin
Director, Government Affairs and Policy
GE Digital Energy