Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST
- Location:German Center for Research and Innovation
871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, US
What is the Smart Grid? Why do we need it? Who will benefit from it? What are the various aspects of the Smart Grid (energy generation, energy transmission, energy distribution, smart metering, smart appliances, grid security and robustness, etc.)? What will the costs be and who will bear them? What are the differences/similarities between public perception and acceptance of the Smart Grid in the US vs. Germany? Our panelists will address these and other important questions at this evening event. The roundtable meeting will begin with introductions from our experts before opening up for questions and discussion with the audience. The roundtable will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments.
Moderated by Kurt Becker
Associate Provost for Research & Technology Initiatives and Professor of Physics
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Dr. Marcus Schmidt
Director – Germany Trade and Invest, Washington DC office
Senior Director, Energy Policy – New York City Economic Development Corporation
Dr. Barbara Kates-Garnick
President and CEO, Optimized Energy Networks and Adjunct Professor – Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Participation Fee for Members $45
Participation Fee for Non-Members $65
The roundtable will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments.