FOCUS: Smart Grid

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST

What is the Smart Grid? Why do we need it? Who will benefit from it? What are the various aspects of the Smart Grid (energy generation, energy transmission, energy distribution, smart metering, smart appliances, grid security and robustness, etc.)? What will the costs be and who will bear them? What are the differences/similarities between public perception and acceptance of the Smart Grid in the US vs. Germany? Our panelists will address these and other important questions at this evening event. The roundtable meeting will begin with introductions from our experts before opening up for questions and discussion with the audience. The roundtable will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments.

Moderated by Kurt Becker

Associate Provost for Research & Technology Initiatives and Professor of Physics
Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Panelists            

Dr. Marcus Schmidt

Director – Germany Trade and Invest, Washington DC office

Jim Gallagher

Senior Director, Energy Policy – New York City Economic Development Corporation

Dr. Barbara Kates-Garnick

President and CEO, Optimized Energy Networks and Adjunct Professor – Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Participation Fee for Members $45
Participation Fee for Non-Members $65

The roundtable will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments.

To enhance meaningful discussion, this event will be a small group. Please register here contact Anne Voss at avoss@gaccny.com or 212 974-8849.