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In this on-demand webcast Howard Scott, managing director at Cognyst Advisors, Katherine Hamilton, president GridWise Alliance, and Kurt Yeager, director of the Galvin Electricity Initiative and former CEO of EPRI along with moderator Ken Silverstein, Editor-in-Chief EnergyBiz Insider, for a one-hour discussion: A Smart Grid Comes Together.
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Katherine Hamilton joined the GridWise Alliance in October of 2008 as its first full time President. In her tenure, Hamilton has watched the Alliance membership grow from 70 to over 100 members. In addition to new members, Hamilton has brokered numerous strategic alliances with key stakeholder groups. Hamilton has also been instrumental in spearheading the legislative and policy efforts of the Alliance in the past year including developing legislative language and providing testimony for Congress. In addition to her activities to promote the many different initiatives of the Alliance, Hamilton has participated in numerous conferences as a keynote speaker and on smart grid panels.
Howard Scott is the Managing Director of Cognyst Advisors. He specializes in market research, utility operations and expert services and recently advised the Obama Transition Team on the ability to introduce Smart Metering across the United States. His technical and business experiences include AMR/AMI and Smart Metering, telecommunications, project and business management, market research, and software development. He worked a dozen years at Bell Labs and Bellcore developing innovative telecommunications technologies. An accomplished public speaker, he has published numerous articles including an extensive market study of the automatic meter reading industry titled The Scott Reports. He has a doctorate in physics and has held a variety of leadership positions in both business and civic organizations.
Kurt E. Yeager retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in September 2004. Since retiring from EPRI, Mr. Yeager is serving as Executive Director of the non-profit Galvin Electricity Initiative that is focused on transforming the reliability and value of U.S. electricity service. Mr. Yeager is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has served on several National Academy of Engineering Committees and the Energy Research Advisory Board to the Secretary of Energy. He is now also serving as a Convening Lead Author for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) "Global Energy Assessment" report to the United Nations and the World Bank. Mr. Yeager has authored over 200 technical papers and publications on energy and environmental topics. Most recently, he co-authored with Bob Galvin the 2008 McGraw-Hill published book entitled, "Perfect Power".