Who owns the data about electricity usage?
What companies will find value in that data?
Those are among the questions that I’ll be exploring with a panel of experts on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET in a free webinar called Beyond the Meter: The Next Generation SmartGrid. The conversation is sponsored by The Energy Collective, a website about energy and the environment where I’m one of the lead bloggers, and by GridWeek 2010, a conference about the smart grid coming next month to Washington, D.C.,
I’ll be joined on the call by:
Christine Hertzog is a consultant and author focused on navigating the electricity ecosystem of emerging technologies and markets. She is the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary, which explains terminology used by utilities, regulators, manufacturers, and more. Christine has two decades of experience helping companies deliver competitive and cost-effective solutions, and frequently speaks and writes about the challenges and opportunities that Smart Grid solutions bring to the evolving electricity supply chain.
Paul Camuti is President of Siemens Corporate Research, where he is responsible for the Information & Automation Technologies Global Technology Field cluster and is an avid spokesperson for technologies that fall under this domain. Before joining SCR, Mr. Camuti headed the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry business for Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. Paul is a member of the advisory board at the University of California-Berkeley’s College of Engineering, the advisory council of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Siemens Foundation board.
Wes Sylvester is Business Development Manager for Smart Grid at Cisco. Previously, he served as Director, Distribution Solutions and Smart Grid at Siemens Energy, Inc. Wes has been a representative on both GridWise™ and EPRI’s IntelligridSM, where he serves as chair of the Intelligrid Technology Transfer Committee. He is also member of IEEE PES.
I invite you to join us, and to submit any questions that you’d like to see answered about the smart grid to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the comments here.