Back to the Future? How distributed generation is changing the relationship between utility and consumer, and what it means for the fate of the US utility model

  • June 18, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Holland & Knight, 50 California Street, Suite 2800, San Francisco, CA
  • 0

Registration

  • all levels of membership
  • Non-member Registration- Attend in Person

Registration is closed

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WE HAVE REACHED THE REGISTRATION LIMIT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT, E-MAIL LISA AT LISA@AWWEE.ORG.

At the dawn of the 20th century, the US electric grid consisted mostly of isolated microgrids run by commercial and industrial users who needed reliability at an economic price. Isolated generation outnumbered centralized power stations, and a concerted effort was made by power companies to increase the load during the day in order to smooth out demand and make prices more attractive for everyone.

Fast forward a century, and there's an emerging trend toward self-sustenance again. Variable pricing, rising costs of maintenance, desire for improved reliability and resilience, and improving economics have made self-sustenance attractive again. Residential and commercial/industries customers a like have jumped at the opportunity to own their own generation, but not without significant impacts to the utilities and remaining customers on the grid.

Join AWWEE in a lively discussion with three experts who are actively engaged in this market transformation today to discuss their thoughts on the future.

Panelists:

Susan Buller, Principal Regulatory Analyst, PG&E
Kirstin Hoefer, SVP Customer Solutions, Clean Power Finance
Shannon O'Rourke, Supervisor, CPUC
Karin Corfee, Navigant, Moderator

WHEN: Wednesday, June 18 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Holland & Knight, 50 California Street, Suite 2800, San Francisco, CA

COST: Free for members; $35.00 for non-members

Registration is limited to 30. Registration will close end of day on Monday, June 16.

If you need to cancel, please e-mail lisa@awwee.org to allow others who are interested to attend.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software