Today NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitor will be a guest on the “Utility of the Future” panel at the Energy Thought Summit (ETS) in Austin, Texas.
Held March 24–25, ETS brings the world’s thought leaders together for two days to debate the state and future of energy. It serves as both a conversation-starter and blueprint for utilities, vendors, original equipment manufacturers, and innovators to actively engage the energy industry. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and Chief Scientist at Fusion-io, delivered the keynote address on March 24.
For the “Utility of the Future” panel, Molitor plans to highlight two principle aspects to utilities—the technical future and a corresponding financial state.
Austin Energy’s Karl Popham will serve as moderator. Additional speakers include Stephen J. Callahan, Partner Executive, Energy & Utilities, IBM; Doug Kim, Director of Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison; Audrey Lee, Energy Advisor to the President, California Public Utilities Commission; Naimish Patel, CEO, Gridco Systems; and Raiford Smith, Director of Smart Grid Emerging Technology, Duke Energy.
“I’m looking forward to engaging the panel on where the country is moving in the energy space. Topics discussed may be commonplace sooner than we realize,” said Molitor.
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NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.
Phallan K. Davis