May 21, 2009

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Agenda: Video and Slides

Disrupting the Status Quo in Electric Energy Management:
A Systems Approach to a Sustainable Energy Future

Thursday May 21, 9:00AM-5:00PM

BU Photonics Center,
8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA

Solutions to sustainable energy management, combining new network infrastructure with technological breakthroughs like wind generation or electric hybrid vehicles, may mean pulling the plug on how things are done today.

Exploring critical aspects of technology advancement and market growth, this program targets leaders from the private sector, e.g. chief technology officers, management, research scientists, venture capitalists, as well as academic professionals.

Poster Sessions

9:00 am Welcome 

Andrei E. Ruckenstein, Associate Provost and Vice President for Research

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Energy Systems for the Future
9:10 am Systems Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Solutions
Michael Caramanis, Professor, Division of Systems Engineering, Boston University
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9:30 am Smart Pricing and Smart Grids
William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, Harvard University
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10:15 am Demand Response in the PJM Synchronized Reserve Market: Experience and Prospects
Andrew L. Ott, Vice President-Markets, PJM
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11:00 am Break
11:15 am Energy Service Companies Challenge the Centralized Generation Legacy
David Brewster, President and Co-Founder, EnerNOC
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Building a Smarter Infrastructure
12:00 pm Energy-Related Lessons Learned from Sensor Networks
Christos Cassandras, Professor & Head, Division of Systems Engineering, Boston University
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12:20 pm Smart Light: Ubiquitous Communications for the Network
Thomas Little
, Professor and Director, Smart Lighting Center at Boston University
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12:45 pm Lunch
New Business and Education Models
2:00 pm Innovative Business Models to Drive Market Adoption
Nalin Kulatilaka, Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Finance & Economics, Boston University
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2:20 pm Training Next Generation Leaders for Sustainable Energy Management
Kenneth R. Lutchen, Dean, College of Engineering, Boston University
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2:30 pm The Case for Widespread Adoption: Panel Discussion Moderator: Robert M. Day, President, Renewable Energy Business Network Video
Hamid Elahi, Ph.D., General Manager, GE Energy – Energy Applications & Systems Engineering GE Energy
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Lawrence “Larry” Gelbien, Vice President of Engineering, NSTAR Electric and Gas Corporation NSTAR
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Philip Giudice, Commissioner, MA Department of Energy Resources
Robert Kaufmann, Professor and Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University
Mark O’Hearne, VP Business Development & Marketing, Millennial Net, Inc. Millenial Net
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4:30 pm Reception