Congressional Briefing on Grid Edge: The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Modernizing Energy System | Alliance to Save Energy

Mark your calendar to join us on July 14 from 12:00 to 2:30 pm in the Capitol Visitor Center for a Congressional Briefing on Grid Edge: The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Modernizing Energy System. The term 'grid edge' refers to the hardware, software and business innovations that are increasingly enabling smart, connected infrastructure to be installed at the 'edge' of the power grid. Depending on who you talk to, grid edge could either be the future of a modern and efficient energy system or fizzle out like so many other ambitious concepts. Check out our blog post on the grid edge to learn more, and register to join us in July for a lively discussion! 


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12:00 to 12:30 pm

Lunch and Registration
12:30 to 12:35 pm 

Welcome Remarks 
Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

12:35 to 1:20 pm






What Energy Policies and Regulations are Needed to Support a Modern Energy System?

Kelly Speakes-Backman, SVP, Alliance to Save Energy

Melissa Lavinson, VP, Federal Affairs and Policy & Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association


1:20 to 1:30 pm

Keynote Remarks: Grid Edge and Utilities of the Future

David Nemtzow, Acting Director & Senior Strategist, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

1:30 to 2:15 pm 









How are Advanced Building Technologies, Distributed Energy Resources & Connectivity Impacting the Grid Edge?

Kevin Lucas, Director of Research, Alliance to Save Energy

Dave Bend, East Coast Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs

Joe Hagerman, Senior Policy Advisor, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department

Dave Oberholzer, Vice President, Weatherbug

Bud Vos, President & CEO, Enbala