2014 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

EVENT ADVISORY - May 19, 20, and 21, 2014

May 19, 2014, 09:01 ET from Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is taking place on Monday - Wednesday, May 19-21, in Washington, DC, at the Ronald Reagan Center on 14th St. NW.  It is the 11th annual event.

Close to 400 delegates are expected to attend the non-profit event of the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid, representing a diverse group of technology companies, utilities, government bodies and organizations.

One highlight of the event is Tuesday, May 20, when the entire day features CEOs, Commissioners, and other notable speakers in facilitated roundtable format discussing topics with each other and the audience.

Another highlight of the Town Meeting is the frequent electronic voting by attendees on various questions. In addition, the "Griddies" - the National Town Meeting Award for Excellence in Communication - will be awarded by attendees to the best examples of creative work that explain the importance of smart energy practices and technologies.

Four State Utility Commissioners from around the country will be receiving leadership awards on the morning of May 20.

WHO:   Among the speakers to appear:

Audrey Zibelman
Chair, New York Department of Public Service

Ann Berwick
Chair, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities                                 

Kelly Speakes-Backman
Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission                                    

Lorraine Akiba
Commissioner, Hawaii Public Service Commission

Ralph Izzo
Chairman and CEO, PSEG                                    

Sue Kelly 
President and CEO, American Public Power Association

Steve Corneli
SVP, Policy, Strategy & Sustainability, NRG Energy

Leslie Sibert
VP, Distribution, Georgia Power

David Wade
Executive VP and COO, EPB Chattanooga

Ben Bixby
Director of Energy Products, Nest

Ogi Kavazovic
Vice President Marketing and Strategy, Opower

A complete agenda and list of speakers is available at www.smartgridtownmeeting.com.

WHERE:      Monday – Wednesday, May 19-21, 2014
                   Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC,
                   1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
                   Main Atrium at 14th Street NW entrance.

WHEN:        Monday, May 19, 1:30 pm5:30 pm – Microgrid Workshop
                   Tuesday, May 20, 8:30am5:30pm – Roundtable Sessions  
                   Wednesday, May 21, 8:30am –3:30pm – Breakout Sessions

RSVP:         regina.mohr@demandresponsesmartgrid.org

SOURCE Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid