David O’Brien, Director of Regulatory Strategy and Compliance, to Present on the “Regulatory Roundup: Now Hear This!” Panel
CHATTANOOGA, TN and MARLBOROUGH, MA – May 4, 2011 – BRIDGE Energy Group, Inc., the trusted advisor and implementation partner in Smart Grid Integration and Utility Solutions, announced its sponsorship and participation in The Smart Grid Roadshow. This two day event will be held on May 4-5th at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, TN.
The Spring 2011 Smart Grid RoadShow is the 6th 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 present on the panel, “Regulatory Roundup: Now Hear This!” as part of the luncheon on Wednesday, May 4th. This session is focused on exploring the regulatory perspective on Smart Grid development and evolution.
According to Mr. O’Brien, “The emerging smart grid is a genuine ‘game changer’ in how utilities will operate the grid and how consumers will purchase and consume energy. It is truly unique to see such a rapid, transformative change occur in a regulated industry. Unquestionably, this places a strain on the established regulatory process that greatly values stability and predictable outcomes.”
Mr. O’Brien adds, “It may be foreign for many in the high-tech sector, but these principles have been consistently applied for the better part of the last century. Mutual adaptation is called for here. Both proponents and regulators will need to learn new approaches for the smart grid vision to be fully realized.”
The first Regulatory Roundup was launched in 2010 as an exciting new dimension to the Smart Grid RoadShow event. As part of the second Regulatory Roundup, Mr. O’Brien will be joined by experts from GE Electric, S&C Electric and Duke Energy to participate in an interactive discussion concerning regulatory issues.