An Introduction to the Smart Grid Market – Clean Energy SIG

May 5th, 2009: Clean Energy SIG – An Introduction to the Smart Grid Market
 TIE Oregon
The smart grid has become a rapidly growing movement to design and implement the concept of an intelligent energy system that is more efficient, robust, flexible and sustainable.Join our distinguished panel to gain a basic understanding of how the systems we use for electric energy generation, distribution and consumption are evolving to better meet the needs of society and entrepreneurial opportunities available.
  • Roger Hicks – What is the smart grid and why should we care? An introduction to the smart grid concept along with a summary of problems it will address and some business opportunity examples in the emerging clean energy marketplace.
  • John Thornton, VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Porteon Electric Vehicles Inc – Moving towards the intelligent convergence of vehicles, buildings and electric utilities. An overview of perspectives on the future of transportation and sustainability: electric vehicles (EVs) and the Smart Grid as enabling technologies.
  • Bill Sproull, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Customer Experience at ClearEdge Power – Smart and Clean Distributed Generation. How clean, high efficiency – smart – distributed generation can play a role in the Smart Grid of the future and, specifically as an example, what ClearEdge Power is doing to bring compact fuel cell combined heat and power systems to residential and commercial.
When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Perkins Coie office
1120 NW Couch Street, Tenth Floor
Portland, OR 97209
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