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The Electric Light & Power Executive Conference provides an exclusive, intimate atmosphere in which industry leaders can network and freely discuss the challenges and opportunities their companies face. The conference will take place concurrently with DistribuTECH, the leading smart grid event for engineering and T&D operations staff.
If you're sending your engineers and T&D staff to DistribuTECH, are the technologies, trends and realities making it back to you, the utility executive? Please join other utility leaders for executive-level lessons learned and discussions on the economy, managing technology changes and the executive version of DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition 2014.
|Robert Bryce, Energy Journalist
In his book Power Hungry, Robert Bryce debunks many of the popular claims that have been made about America’s energy future. In his keynote presentation, he will explain why renewable energy and green technology cannot and will not replace traditional energy sources. He will discredit the notion that the U.S. wastes huge amounts of energy. Bryce will explain why the U.S. cannot and should not quit using carbon-based fuels for electricity generation, especially when it is among the world’s best at reducing its energy intensity, carbon intensity and per-capita energy use. He will explain the roadmap for the future that he’s created and show that if our energy resources are handled wisely, the United States can enjoy real energy abundance for years to come. Click here to read Bryce's full biography.
|Coach Ken Carter
In the film “Coach Carter,” Samuel L. Jackson plays Ken Carter, a businessman who accepted the head basketball coach position at Richmond (Calif.) High School in 1997. Carter's principles: respect and perseverance turned this failing athletic program into a powerhouse. His story of successfully motivating these youths is an inspiration to anyone with a leadership role. Click here to read Coach Carter's full biography.
Smart Grid Score Card
Millions of dollars were awarded to U.S. utilities by the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for various smart grid projects. Has that money been spent wisely, are the projects on schedule, are the results in line with expectations? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered by this panel of experts.
State of the Economy
Danielle DiMartino Booth, a financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will present her outlook on the state of the economy. Ms. DiMartino Booth briefs policymakers and researchers and writes and speaks about the interaction of the economy and financial markets.
Perception vs. Reality: Creating a Compelling Image and Message
Much has been said about the need for utilities and energy companies to communicate with customers to create a positive image and drive customer behaviors. While significant time, effort and money have been spent in this area, is it really working? Hear from one of Hollywood’s most successful film makers about reaching your audience and creating messages that resonate. Jerry Zucker is the creative genius behind movies such as Airplane, the Naked Gun series, Ghost, Friends with Benefits and many other blockbusters. His perspective on energy markets comes from being the co-chair of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, which is hosting a “Future of Energy” day for several hundred leading producers, directors and writers who will spend a day interacting with prominent energy experts and ground breaking energy companies.
What’s Your Utility’s Flexibility Inventory and Value?
Utilities are challenged with responding to a myriad of market dynamics, regulatory change, compliance issues, technological advances, aging assets and work force and yet must balance rate pressures against investment choices, while improving shareholder value. What will the blueprint for the utility of the future look like? How can utilities provide reliable service, meet regulatory mandates such as RPS, NERC compliance, energy efficiency mandates, EPA regulations, and satisfy ratepayers and shareholders? How do regulators and Wall Street view utilities need for flexibility while addressing shareholder value? Hear from panelist on all sides of this critical equation.
Preparing for Disruptive Events: How Far Should You Go?
The number and severity of unexpected weather events seems to be increasing while customers’ and regulators’ patience for outages seems to be decreasing. How far should utilities go to harden their grids to reduce outages and their duration and who pays for it? How much do outages costs electricity consumers? Are more durable grids worth the extra cost? This panel will discuss these issues.
“It was not only an interesting but also a useful convention! The organization was triple A and I
hope our panel did the job well.” - Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Hydro-Québec Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Government Affairs
“Very good selection of speakers. Right level and quality of content."
“The Customer Outreach session provided candid feedback – very good!”
“The combination of speakers in the State of the Economy session, a financial analyst from the Federal Reserve and famous business speaker, made for an outstanding session.”
Interested in speaking? Contact Debbi Boyne for speaking opportunities:
Debbi Boyne, CMP
Sponsorships for the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference are available and are designed to offer a variety of opportunities and levels of exposure. They are a great way to leverage your participation and presence at the event.
For more information, please contact:
Sandy Norris, Exhibit and Sponsorship Manager
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