Disrupting the Status Quo in Electric Energy Management:

A Systems Approach to a Sustainable Energy Future

Thursday May 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
8 St. Mary’s Street
, Boston, MA

Solutions to sustainable energy management, combining new cyber infrastructure with technological breakthroughs, like wind generation or electric hybrid vehicles, may mean pulling the plug on how things are done today. Please join us as we propose:


9:00 am Energy Systems for the Future
* Systems Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Solutions – Michael Caramanis, Boston University
* Smart Pricing and Smart Grids – William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, Harvard University
* Demand Response in the PJM Synchronized Reserve Market: Experience and Prospects – Andrew L. Ott, Vice President-Markets, PJM
* Energy Service Companies Challenge the Centralized Generation Legacy – David Brewster, President and Co-Founder, EnerNOC

12:00 pm Building a Smarter Infrastructure
* Energy-Related Lessons Learned from Sensor Networks – Christos Cassandras, Boston University
* Smart Light: Ubiquitous Communications in the Network – Tom Little, Boston University

12:45 pm Lunch

1:45 pm New Business and Education Models
* Innovative Business Models to Drive Market Adoption – Nalin Kulatilaka, Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Finance & Economics, Boston University
* Training Next Generation Leaders for Sustainable Energy Management – Kenneth R. Lutchen, Dean, College of Engineering, Boston University

2:30 pm The Case for Widespread Adoption
* Panel Discussion – Moderator – Robert Day, President, Renewable Energy Business Network
– Hamid Elahi, General Manager, Energy Applications and Systems Engineering, General Electric Energy
– Larry Gelbien, Vice President of Engineering, NSTAR Electric and
Gas Corporation
– Philip Giudice, Commissioner, MA Department of Energy Resources
– Robert Kaufmann, Professor and Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University
– Sokwoo Rhee, Chief Technology Officer, Millennial Net, Inc.
– Evan Sanders, Vice President Global Sales, A123Systems, Inc

4:00 pm Reception

This program targets technology leaders from the private sector, e.g. chief technology officers, engineering management, research scientists, venture capitalists, as well as academic professionals.

As public interest in sustainable energy management continues to grow, our objective is to provide a forum for industry and academia to explore critical aspects of technology advancement and market growth.

Hosted by the Boston University
Center for Information and Systems Engineering
Division of Systems Engineering
Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative