David O’Brien, Director of Regulatory Strategy and Compliance, to Speak on the First Panel for “The Promise and Reality of ‘Smart Grid’ and ‘Dynamic Pricing’”
MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 24, 2011 – BRIDGE Energy Group, Inc., the trusted advisor and implementation partner in Smart Grid Integration and Utility Software Solutions, announced its participation in New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable’s, “The Promise and Reality of ‘Smart Grid’ and ‘Dynamic Pricing’.” This one day event, free to the public, will be held on October 28th in Boston, MA.
David O’Brien, former Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Public Service and current Director of Regulatory Strategy at BRIDGE Energy Group, will set the stage by defining smart grid and its various value propositions, and describing the mass deployment of advanced metering by utilities in Vermont.
According to Mr. O’Brien, “I am looking forward to the opportunity to engage the Restructuring Roundtable regarding Smart Grid. BRIDGE is actively engaged in projects across the country and overseas so it will be especially rewarding to be a part of a New England focused discussion of the transformational elements of smart grid. We are fortunate to have the participation of utilities from New England and Oklahoma as well as Mr. Faruqui as a highly regarded voice on the subject.”
Joining Mr. O’Brien on the panel will be a representative of Oklahoma Gas and Electric, recipient of one of the largest U.S. DOE Smart Grid Grants, to describe its recent full-court press on installing a wide range of smart grid-related technologies and its pilot on dynamic pricing. Also joining the panel will be Doug Horton, Smart Grid Project Manager at NSTAR, and Cheri Warren, VP of Asset Management at National Grid who will describe their respective smart grid pilots.
Speaking to the national trends on dynamic pricing, Ahmad Faruqui, a Principal at the Brattle Group and a national expert on dynamic pricing, will share his conclusions from analyzing all the dynamic pricing pilots nationwide.
The Restructuring Roundtable has been meeting bimonthly since 1995, to discuss current topics related to revolutionary changes in the electric power industry in Massachusetts and throughout New England.
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