Utility of the Future Leadership Forum Returns to Washington, D.C. June 2-4 as Global Energy Powerhouse DNV GL Convenes Elite

Utility of the Future Leadership Forum Returns to Washington, D.C. June 2-4 as 
Global Energy Powerhouse DNV GL Convenes Elite Energy
Executives 
Top Energy Leaders Gather for Three Days of Discussion and Debate on
a Sustainable Future -- and What It Means for Utilities, Consumers,
and Businesses 
BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 --   DNV GL (formerly DNV
KEMA, GL and Garrad Hassan), a leading global energy advisory and
independent testing authority, will gather top energy leaders on June
2-4, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington D.C. for the annual
Utility of the Future Leadership Forum. Executives from regulatory,
utility, business, environmental, and consumer groups will address
urgent industry challenges and emerging opportunities. What role
should distributed energy resources play? How will microgrids and
energy storage reshape the flow of energy? What are the technical,
economic, and policy complexities of integrating renewable energy
into regional power systems? In an era of increasing concern about
extreme events (storms, wildfires, electromagnetic occurrences,
etc.), what can be done to reduce risk and increase resiliency? How
do we leverage data to increase efficiency while protecting privacy? 
Utilities across the globe are strategizing on effective ways to
combat these and other pressing issues. DNV GL's Utility of the
Future Leadership Forum brings these leaders together to cultivate a
collaborative conversation. The leaders of NERC, ERCOT, New York ISO,
ENTSO-E, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and several utilities will
be among those speaking and sharing new insights.  
Tackling the Tough Topics: The agenda centers on eight main topics,
with presentations and interactive panel discussions on each.
Panelists will tackle grid reliability and resiliency, renewable
integration, distributed energy resources and energy storage, the
evolving needs of consumers, the promise of data analytics, and
complex issues of regulatory compliance. For full agenda,
registration, and video clips from 2013 visit www.dnvgl.com/UofF2014. 
Offering Exceptional Access: In addition to experiencing candid
dialog among panelists, forum attendees will enjoy unprecedented
access to the noted speakers and advisors through ample networking
opportunities offered each day.  
Revealing Exclusive Findings: Forum attendees will also receive
exclusive access to the findings and insights from a pulse survey
conducted during April and May 2014 which captures participants'
evaluation of the challenges and opportunities ahead for energy. The
report will provide the latest perspectives on key aspects of the
state of the energy industry, with a particular focus on the evolving
utility business model. The report is based on DNV GL primary
research and analysis.  
Forum Highlights: David Walker, CEO of DNV GL's Energy business, will
speak on the company's 150-year heritage, its emergence as a global
energy powerhouse and on global developments, innovation and changes
in the energy market. He will share the highlights of strategic
reports created by DNV GL as a part of its Jubilee celebration. 
DNV GL's Hugo van Nispen returns as host this year and will again
moderate the prestigious View from the Top panel on the opening day.
This year's panel will address the crucial question of how the
traditional utility business model can adjust to address challenges
ranging from distributed generation to energy conservation
initiatives. Panelists include: Dr. Massoud Amin, D. Sc., Chairman,
Texas Reliability Entity (Texas RE, and Chairman, IEEE Smart Grid);
Sven Becker, Chief Executive Officer, Trianel Group; Anne
Pramaggiore, President and Chief Executive Officer, ComEd; Robert
Rowe, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthWestern Energy; and
Joe Welch, Chief Executive Officer, ITC.  
The 2014 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum agenda was developed
in collaboration with an advisory panel that includes Chuck Meyer,
president, Western Energy Institute; Kristine Schmidt, president, ITC
Great Plains; and Charlie Smith, executive director, Utility
Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVI). Join the conversation
about Utility of the Future on Twitter using #UofF2014. Qualified
participants can register to attend at www.dnvgl.com/UofF2014.  
DNV KEMA is now DNV GL. 
About DNV GL
 Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property
and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the
safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides
classification and technical assurance along with software and
independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and
energy industries. It also provides certification services to
customers across a wide range of industries. DNV GL, whose origins go
back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its
16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the
world safer, smarter and greener. 
In the Energy Industry
 In DNV GL we unite the strengths of DNV,
KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL's 3,000
energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a
safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. We deliver
world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the
energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our
expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional
generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and
sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations.
Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered
independent from each other. Learn more at www.dnvgl.com/energy 
Media contacts: 
Jane Howell
DNV GL
+1 339 234 3703
Jane.Howell@dnvgl.com 
Nancy Broe
PR Director, McDonnell Group, Inc.
404-583-0003, Extension 105
nancy@themcdonnellgroup.com 
 
 
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