WASHINGTON, D.C. EVENT ADVISORY - October 15 and 16, 2013: National Summit on Integrating Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Summit on Integrating Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15-16, in Washington, DC, at the W Hotel.

The National Summit is a first-of-its-kind event being held to bring together the energy efficiency and smart grid communities. At the Summit, speakers and the audience will work together and learn from each other, all with a goal of using efficiency and smart grid integration to expand opportunities for both energy users and those who provide technologies and services.

The National Summit will begin with four roundtable sessions where top leaders from the energy efficiency and smart grid sectors will discuss forefront issues and topics relating to the integration of EE & SG policies, programs, and technologies. These roundtable sessions will be limited to Q&A and interaction with the audience- no introductory remarks or powerpoints. The National Summit will also feature breakout sessions where experts will provide more in-depth and data-filled presentations on work they have been or are presently involved in.

Over 150 people are expected to attend, including delegates from utilities, state and federal agencies, technology companies, performance contractors, service companies and many other stakeholder segments.

WHO: Among the speakers to appear:

John Wellinghoff
Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mark Sylvia
Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Ann McCabe
Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission

Ron Binz
President, Public Policy Consulting

Stu Bresler
Vice President, Market Operations, PJM Interconnection

Ralph Cavanagh
Co-Director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Cheryl Roberto
Associate Vice President, Smart Power Initiative, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Val Jensen
Senior Vice President, Customer Operations, Commonwealth Edison

Alex Kinnier
Senior Vice President, Opower

Kara Saul Rinaldi
Executive Director, National Home Performance Council (NHPC)

Mark Martinez
Manager, DSM Strategy and Policy, Southern California Edison

Steve Cowell
Chairman and CEO, Conservation Services Group

Calvin Timmerman
Assistant Executive Director, Maryland Public Service Commission

Seth Frader-Thompson
President, EnergyHub

Speakers will also appear from ACEEE, Bidgely, Digital Lumens, Earth Networks, EnergySavvy, Enerliance, EnerNOC, Ford Motor Company, ISO-New England, Landis+Gyr, Maryland Energy Administration, National Grid, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pecan Street Research Institute, Real Estate Roundtable, San Diego Gas & Electric, Simple Energy, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation,  and more.

A complete agenda and list of speakers are available at http://energyefficiencysmartgrid.org/.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 158:30am-5:15pm – Keynote, Roundtable Sessions, and Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, October 168:30am-12:45pm – Breakout Sessions

WHERE: W Hotel
515 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Sponsors:  Presented by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), National Association for State Energy Officials (NASEO), National Home Performance Council (NHPC).

Contact: Dan Delurey, dan.delurey@demandresponsesmartgrid.org or 202.441.1420

SOURCE Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid




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