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NEMA and EESI Co-Host Briefing on Innovative Technologies to Strengthen Grid

06/17/2014 11:00AM

Energy stakeholders are invited to attend a briefing on innovation in electric grid technologies on June 18 from 10–11:30 a.m., hosted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), in partnership with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). The briefing will be held in Room 428A of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

Speakers from the Department of Energy (DOE), G&W Electric, Siemens, and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) will discuss the concept and purpose of the DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review and the need to reform energy policy to strengthen the nation’s electric grid. They will also discuss the technologies available today that can help make the grid stronger and more resilient.

Speakers include:

  • The Honorable Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
  • Karen Wayland, PhD, Deputy Director for State and Local Cooperation, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, DOE
  • Erich Keller, Automation Engineer, G&W Electric
  • Kenneth Geisler, Vice President for Strategy, Smart Grid Division, Siemens
  • Anil Dhawan, Senior Electrical Engineer, ComEd
Attendees are requested to RSVP at www.eesi.org/061814nema#rsvp. A live webcast (connection permitting) will be streamed at www.eesi.org/livecast. For more information, contact Amaury Laporte at alaporte@eesi.org or 202-662-1884.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical  imaging and radiation therapy systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

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