Sunday, January 31, 2010

Smart Grid for Smart Cities


Event Date: Wednesday, 2/03/2010
8:00am - 12:15pm

Location: NYU Wagner School for Public Service,
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, Rudin Center

Building a smart electric power grid will be one of the great achievements of our time. But getting there will challenge utilities, government, investors and innovators alike. While public attention has started to consider smart grids at the national scale, the urban scale is where success or failure will be found. Using New York as a living laboratory, this conference will explore what it would take for a smart city to construct a smart grid.

Panel One: Farshad Khorrami (Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, NYU-Poly), Sanjoy Banerjee, Ph.D. (Director, Energy Institute, City College of New York-CUNY) and Jane Snowdon, Ph.D. (Senior, Manager, Industry Solutions and Emerging Business, IBM).

Panel Two: Reza Ghafurian (Con Edison); William Hery (Co-Director, ISIS Lab and Adjunct Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, NYU-Poly); Ramesh Karri (Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU-Poly); and James Gallagher (Senior V.P., NYC Economic Development Corporation) .

Panel Three: Dr. Stephen Hammer (Director, Urban Energy Program, Columbia University, SIPA)

Moderators: Nancy Anderson, (Executive Director, the Sallan Foundation), Michael Bobker (CUNY Institute for Urban Systems), Marcia Bystryn (President, New York League of Conservation Voters) Rae Zimmerman (Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service & ISIS)

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