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Energy Leaders to Host Conference Call on the Formation of the Smart Grid Consumer Coalition and the Future of the Smart Grid

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative:

WHAT: A conference call to announce, discuss and answer questions about a new industry collaborative formed this month to help build consumer engagement in the roll out of the smart grid. The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) includes consumer electronics and technology companies, retailers, consumer advocacy groups, and utilities that are dedicated to finding solutions that maximize the value of the grid for consumers.

With the recent surge in stimulus funding towards smart grid programs, the SGCC looks to ensure these investments provide the energy efficiency and savings promised and to strengthen the efficacy of American businesses in deploying these new technologies here and abroad.

WHO:

  • Jesse Berst, acting Executive Director of the SGCC, Managing Director of GlobalSmartEnergy
  • Richard Walker, President of Control4 Energy Systems
  • John McDonald, General Manager of Marketing for GE’s Digital Energy business
  • Katherine Hamilton, President, GridWise Alliance
  • Guido Bartels, General Manager, Energy & Utilities, IBM
  • Janine Midgen-Ostrander, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel

WHERE:

  • Dial-in: (866) 206-0240
  • Pin: 689119#

WHEN:

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010
  • 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific

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