New England-Canada Business Council Hosting 3-Day Energy Collaboration Summit
Canada has some of the world’s most advanced smart grid technology companies. Canadian and US energy leaders will come together in Boston for a three-day long conference hosted by The New England-Canada Business Council. The conference aims to bring New England-based utilities and technologies together with the Canadian leaders in clean-tech and smart grid technologies. Two of the conference events will be open to the public.
PANEL 1: Transforming the Grid with Technology
What makes the electric grid “smart”? New technologies add intelligence into the transmission, distribution, and metering infrastructure. But “smart” also covers the technologies that tie-in home area networks, energy monitoring for businesses, and creates greater knowledge about the way energy is moved from the sources of generation to the end demand. This annual US-Canada energy discussion, put on by Canadian Consul to New England and MIT Enterprise Forum Energy Special Interest Group (Energy SIG), will feature a panel discussion on the development of smart grid technologies, identify technology gaps, and outline where opportunity and growth can be found.
Hosts: New England – Canada Business Council
MIT Enterprise Forum Energy SIG
Panelists include: Ben Bixby, CEO of Earth Aid; Dr. Donald Bowen, Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs; Chris Reid, CEO of Energent; Warren Beacom, President of Intellimeter and 3 Phase Networks
Moderator: Brent Larlee, WaiHaka Strategies.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2 - 7:30 am – 10:00 am
RSVP: Media attendees please RSVP to Sandy Kalik via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; the public must register through the MIT event page online at http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/energy-sig-breakfast/.
PANEL 2: Luncheon and Roundtable, “Smart Grid Investments: Utility Pilot Projects and Demonstrations in New England”
The Canadian Consulate with MASGIC (Massachusetts Smart Grid Innovators Collaborative) will host a Lunch and Roundtable Discussion on the following topics: "Smart Grid Projects and Approaches in New England and What They Imply About the Future," and "Business Development Challenges and Opportunities for Smart Grid Companies."
Keynote speaker: David O’Brien, Director of Regulatory Strategy and Compliance at Bridge Energy Group and Former Commissioner of Public Service for the State of Vermont
Moderator: Robert Halpin, Executive Director of MASGIC
Roundtable panelists include: Camilo Serna, Northeast Utilities; Chris Kelly, National Grid; Taff Tschamler, Director, Retail Energy, KEMA; Mike Mortimer, Trilliant; and Darrell Gordon, Tantalus Systems
Attendence: Expecting 50+ New England-based Utilities, Energy Executives, and Smart Grid Technologists
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2 - 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Networking: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch & Roundtables: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
RSVP: Please RSVP by email to Sandy Kalik at email@example.com.
WHERE: Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Contact: James McManus