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ScottMadden to Moderate Panel on Utility Investments in T&D Systems at Grid Transformation Summit 2015

April 21, 2015

Transforming Regulatory Policies, Business Models, and Grid Technologies to Seize Profits from the Future Grid

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join industry thought leaders as a sponsor at Infocast’s Grid Transformation Summit 2015, being held April 27–29, 2015, at ONE UN New York. The summit will bring together national and state regulators; power industry leaders; commercial energy managers; DG; and energy storage and grid modernization technology vendors to discuss the path forward to a next generation distributed energy system. They will delve into potential solutions for regulatory hurdles impacting the ability of many players to develop profitable business cases and models. Summit participants will also examine the prospects for technology solutions to many of today’s most vexing problems with an evolving grid.

Kevin Hernandez, manager at ScottMadden, will moderate the panel discussion, “Utility Investment in T&D Systems in an Era of Declining Load but Greater Demands on the Grid to Integrate DERs.” Mr. Hernandez commented, “At a time when the demands being placed on the grid are growing almost daily, demand growth is either flat or declining in most markets. This leads to questions about how to make appropriate investments in transmission and distribution, while managing pressures on rates. New approaches and technologies are needed to ensure the continuing reliability of the grid in the midst of a changing regulatory construct and emergence of new alternatives for customers. This panel will discuss these challenges and how different organizations are tackling them.”

Interested parties who have not already registered for the summit are eligible to receive a special 15% discount off the conference registration fee, courtesy of ScottMadden. Registration with this preferred pricing can be done by accessing the registration formand using the discount code 150511.

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice

We know energy from the ground up. Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

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Leveraging our energy expertise, the ScottMadden Clean Tech & Sustainability practice helps our clients effectively navigate through the quickly changing energy landscape. We specialize in assisting our clients with sustainable energy strategies and making smart portfolio choices. We work with our clients to understand and effectively utilize cleaner, renewable sources of energy, such as nuclear, wind, solar, biomass, and biofuels. Our experienced team of energy practitioners understands the roles of energy efficiency, demand response, and storage as part of an integrated strategy. We also assist clients with sustainability, bringing an understanding of energy-unique concerns.

About ScottMadden, Inc.

ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, and Corporate & Shared Services. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

About Infocast

For over 25 years, Infocast has produced the highest quality events, tailored to the needs of the industries they serve. They intensively research the marketplace, pulling from an extensive network of experts to give industry professionals the information and connections to succeed.


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