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Tuesday, April 25 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Customer Deep-Dive | Utility Residential Offerings: Back to the Old School
While the smart home has been touted as the next big thing in the energy sector for a number of years, few propositions have gained traction. Meanwhile the market for rooftop solar and more recently behind-the-meter storage have grown in importance, providing both an opportunity and a competitive threat. How should utilities be responding? Do new technologies provide an opportunity to expand and provide new services or should the focus be on using these technologies to continue to provide reliable kilowatthours at the lowest possible cost?

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Tom Rowlands Rees

Head of Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Tom is a Senior Analyst in the Energy Smart Technologies (EST) practice at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The EST team, consisting of analysts and researchers around the globe, produces in-depth research and analysis on emerging technologies such as the smart grid, energy storage, green buildings, energy efficiency, advanced vehicles and fuel cells. | | Tom is responsible for the EST... Read More →

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Elisabeth Brinton

Executive General Manager New Energy, AGL Energy
Elisabeth has more than 25 years of experience growing companies and leading innovation across sectors including energy, technology, consumer food products and agriculture. Elisabeth joined AGL in September 2016 from New York Stock Exchange-listed Pacific Gas and Electric Company... Read More →
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Abigail Hopper

President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
Abigail Ross Hopper is the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade organization for America's solar energy industries. She oversees all of SEIA's activities, including government affairs, research, communications, and industry leadership. Before joining SEIA, Abby was the Director of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. As the BOEM's second director, she weighed complex and sometimes conflicting factors to achieve balanced federal energy policy. She served formerly as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and has broad experience in the energy sector, including working with a wide variety of stakeholders as well as legal expertise. Abby led the MEA from 2012, first as Acting Director and then as Director in June 2013. She also served concurrently as Energy Advisor to Maryland Gov. Martin... Read More →
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Neetika Sathe

Director, Emerging Technologies, Alectra Energy Solutions
Neetika Sathe is Director, Emerging Technologies at Alectra Energy Solutions.  Her role in the organization is to identify, analyze and develop leading-edge innovative technologies and business opportunities. Prior to joining Alectra, Neetika was the Chief Marketing Manager at Nissan Canada responsible for the launch of the Nissan LEAF in Canada. She serves on the board of several industry associations such as SmartGrid Canada and Electric Mobility Canada, including Chairing the Board of NSERC Energy Storage Technology (NEST... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Breakout Room 2