David O’Brien, Director of Regulatory Strategy and Compliance, to Moderate the Panel, “Bridging the Gap – How Regulation Doesn’t Have to Prevent Innovation” and Lead the Session “Utility Regulation – Smart Grid Changes Everything”
MONTREAL, QUEBEC and MARLBOROUGH, MA – August 29, 2011 – BRIDGE Energy Group, Inc., the trusted advisor and implementation partner in Smart Grid Integration and Utility Solutions, announced its participation in The Smart Grid Roadshow. This two day event will be held on August 30-31st at The Westin Montreal in Montreal, Quebec. The Smart Grid RoadShow events are at the forefront of the transformation of the grid into the smart, self-healing, two-way power and communications superhighway that our future demands. This is the 7th installment of this unique conference series and plans to continue to deliver on its reputation as the highest quality event of its kind, focused exclusively on Grid Transformation and Smart Grid initiatives.
David O’Brien, Director of Regulatory Strategy and Compliance at BRIDGE Energy Group, will moderate the panel, “Utility Regulation, Smart Grid Changes Everything” as part of the luncheon on Tuesday, August 30th. This panel will explore the ways in which Smart Grid investments by electric utilities stresses the traditional regulatory process and discuss the degree to which these processes may need to change.
Mr. O’Brien will also lead the session, “Bridging the Gap – How Regulation Doesn’t Have to Prevent Innovation” on Wednesday, August 31st from 9:30-10:15. The session will review how the risk that comes with innovation is largely inconsistent with longstanding regulatory doctrines that greatly value stability and proven solutions. Mr. O’Brien, together with Mr. Sudhir Tiwari, also of Bridge Energy Group, will discuss current and new regulatory frameworks that can facilitate innovation as a vehicle to drive operational efficiency, and a new utility business model that encourages and rewards utility investment in smart grid enabling technologies.
Mr. O’Brien will be joined by experts including Mark Carpenter, VP & CTO, Oncor; Jon Norman, Director, T&D Policy, Ontario Ministry of Energy; and Don Rendell, VP & General Counsel, Green Mountain Corp.
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