Utilities are facing some real
"crunches" in the next 10 years. Their infrastructures and their
workforces are aged, fuel prices are skyrocketing, the global warming
phenomenon is threatening coal-fired generation, the mainstay of U.S.
electric generation. According to the latest reliability projections
by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), the
supply/demand equation looks to be seriously out of balance by 2016.
Utility managers are facing
many challenges. How will the Intelligent Utility Enterprise help them
During this special
one-hour webcast, Sierra Energy Group will present the
current state of the "IUE" and the promise and pitfalls
that lie ahead.
Join us for this
hour-long webcast filled with facts, figures and a "real
Many utilities are on the path toward the
Intelligent Utility Enterprises (IUE) and Smart Grid (SG) to enable
"demand response," and to "tune" their grids and enterprises for
maximum efficiency, among other applications. Even these approaches
may not solve all the impending problems, and the challenges will
continue for some time.
This webcast will look at some of the
progress that already is being made at leading utilities across North
America. It also will take a realistic look at the rate of progress
toward the IUE/SG and some of the obstacles remaining to be overcome.
Thursday, August 27th|
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern|
Who should attend
- Utilities supervisors, managers
and senior executives
Utility vendors, systems integrators and consultants
If you're involved in any way in
the development of utility enterprise systems, this webcast is
essential for you. Make plans to attend and get full details
on what utilities are doing today and what they still need to
do for the future.
Don't miss Energy
on Thursday, August 27th, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern.
Warren B. Causey
Sierra Energy Group
Energy Central Research
& Analysis Division
A researcher, writer and
technology consultant for more than 30 years, Warren Causey
has specialized in the utility industry since 1992. He is
author of more than 25 books and his articles (by the
hundreds) have appeared in the pages of leading utility
industry publications. He has worked as principal-in-charge
for a variety of major utility projects, including IT
Performance evaluation and gap analyses for Florida Power &
Light, Nstar, Xcel Energy and others. And he has headed
research/ consulting projects for numerous utilities and
vendors, including Northwestern Energy, Nortel and SPL
WorldGroup. A frequent keynoter (on leading edge technology in
information, distribution and business) at major industry
conferences, he founded Warren B. Causey, Ltd., one of the
most respected research/publishing/ consulting firms in the
industry. He merged it with Energy Central in 2005.
Lead Director - IT
Jeanne Vold is Lead
Director - IT at NorthWestern Energy. She hold a BSEE degree
from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She has
22 years professional experience that includes 10 years in
industrial and high speed manufacturing and 12 years in the
utility industry. She has been with NorthWestern Energy for 10
years and has held various positions throughout the IT