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Wednesday, March 25 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Smart Grid: Lessons Learned

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With nearly a decade since the term “smart grid” rolled onto the scene and five years since the ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants boosted smart grid spending, it is time to take a look at the lessons learned so far from these smart grid efforts.
  • Where have companies found smart grid success? 
  • What hyped technologies didn’t play out (e.g., BPL) and why?
  • What do these lessons mean for smart grid efforts in the next decade?

Moderator
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Becky Harrison

CEO, GridWise Alliance
Becky Harrison is the CEO of the Gridwise Alliance, before taking on this role she served as the Director of the Smart Grid Program for Progress Energy. Harrison was responsible for implementing Progress Energy’s Smart Grid program for both its Carolina and Florida service territories. Under Harrison’s leadership, Progress Energy’s grant application was selected to receive a $200M ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grant. Progress... Read More →

Speakers
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David DuCharme

VP OF UTILITY & SMART ENERGY SERVICES, CAPGEMINI
David currently runs the Utility and Smart Energy Services practice in North America for Capgemini. He brings many years of experience in the energy industry covering a wide range of initiatives including multi-state utility mergers, the reorganization of several state run utilities in Europe, and the rollout of smart meter/smart grid across North America. For the past seven years he has been working with the energy market in establishing... Read More →
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Patty Durand

Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
Patty Durand is the Executive Director for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, a consumer focused non-profit aiming to promote the understanding and benefits of modernized electrical systems among all stakeholders in the United States. SGCC works to advance a consumer-safe consumer-friendly smart grid through listening to consumers, collaboration with stakeholders and consumer advocates, and educating both consumers and industry stakeholders
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Cheryl Roberto

Associate Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
Cheryl Roberto leads the national EDF Clean Energy Program. Through regulatory reform and new utility incentives, among others, the EDF Clean Energy Program aims to help modernize our outdated energy infrastructure, accelerate the deployment of cutting-edge, clean technologies into the nation' electric system and break down the regulatory and financial barriers to broad-scale adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other innovative... Read More →
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Dave Tuttle

Research Fellow and PhD Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin
Dave Tuttle is a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in the areas of Plug-In Vehicle integration and the grid, alternative fuel vehicles, the Smartgrid, and renewable energy systems in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Tuttle is a former IBM and Sun Microsystems executive with a B.S. & M.Eng.degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA from the... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Level M2 | 203 AT&T Conference Center

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