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BRIDGE Energy Group Invited by DOE to Lead Modern Grid Challenges Discussion at Regional Workshop

Company VP, Forrest Small Moderates Panel

MARLBOROUGH, MA – April 11, 2016 – BRIDGE Energy Group (BRIDGE), the leading consulting and systems integration company focused on improving utility operational performance, announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has tapped the company’s modern grid insights for a panel discussion at its Grid Modernization Workshops for the Northeast Region. Held on Thursday, April 14, at 8:45 a.m., BRIDGE Vice President of Grid Optimization Strategy, Forrest Small, will moderate Regional Stakeholder Panel: The Modern Grid and its Challenges and offer industry perspectives on current and future challenges facing grid modernization efforts.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is convening six regional workshops nationwide as part of its Grid Modernization Initiative. The Northeast Region workshop, at Boston’s Marriott Long Wharf, solicits stakeholders’ input on the DOE’s grid-related research and emerging policy issues. The workshops will include feedback on the Department’s Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) and its six technical areas:

1. Devices and Integrated Systems
2. Sensing and Measurement
3. System Operations and Control
4. Security and Resilience
5. Design and Planning Tools
6. Institutional Support

“Utilities across the country are developing grid modernization strategies to deliver reliable, secure, clean energy to their customers. Open discussion and information sharing is essential to long-term success,” said Forrest Small. “The DOE is uniquely positioned to convene thought leaders and stakeholders for developing practical solutions to our industry’s challenges. BRIDGE is honored to be working with the DOE to support this important event.”


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