Wednesday, April 15, 2009

City of Boston, IBM/Gridwise Alliance, GE Energy, National Grid, NSTAR Tech Execs Discuss Smart Grid Opportunities

MassTLC's Energy/IT Cluster hosted a session on barriers and opportunities for technology companies building the Smart Grid -- including smart metering hardware and software and networking technologies. The Smart Grid market is expected to reach $65 billion in 2013, with the technology section expected to account for $4.7 billion.

Participants included Guido Bartels, General Manager of the Energy and Utilities Industry at IBM and Chairman of the Gridwise Alliance (as moderator); Larry Gelbien, VP, Engineering, NSTAR; Hamid Elahi, GM, Global Energy Applications & Systems Engineering, GE Energy; Bill Oates, CIO, City of Boston; Bruce Walker, VP, Asset Strategy & Policy, National Grid.

Several made their presentations available:
Larry Gelbien: http://www.masstlc.org/nstarMTLCsmartgrid.pdf
Bruce Walker: http://www.masstlc.org/MTLCBruceWalker.pdf

View details/attendees and event photos.

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