The Energy Wise City-Agenda
The 2014 event featured a distinguished roster of speakers and panelists.
Associate Vice President, Sustainability, Energy, and Technical Services, New York University
Professor of Political Science and Founding Director, Center for Resilience Studies, Northeastern University; Director, Master in Security and Resilience Studies Program, Northeastern University; Co-Director, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security
Cities are capitals of economic activity and power consumption. How can Big Data inform our policies for creating more sustainable urban areas? How will access to information transform urban planning and the real estate sectors?
Deputy Director, NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress; Director, NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment; Research Associate Professor, Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University
Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Director, Center for Economic Transformation
Former Director, IBM Research Industry Solutions and leader of the Research Smarter Cities program
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Innovations in the transportation sector have made fuel alternatives such as natural gas and electricity a reality. What are the personal and mass transit vehicle opportunities? How can these fuels be integrated into distribution systems within urban environments?
Founding Editor, Breaking Energy
Director of Communications, Public Affairs, and Government Relations, Québec Government Office in New York
Lead Engineer, Clean Energy Technology Group, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Vice President, Energy Vision
Exciting ideas for urban sustainability are being cultivated globally—technologies for urban wind and solar farms, compost to fuel processes, urban natural gas electric plants. What technologies will shape the future of energy in our cities? How do we overcome the obstacles to scaling up these innovative efforts?
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Energy Management Officer, City of New York
Special Assistant to the Chairman of Energy and Finance, New York State Governor's Office
Director, Customer & Business Strategy, National Grid
The electric utility industry is looking more and more at the decline of the fixed-line telecommunications business and seeing parallels between wireless telephony and the rise of distributed generation, especially solar photovoltaics. As customers use less and switch to self-generation, what are the implications for the utility business model? When will a utility "tipping point" likely occur? What should the response be of utilities to adapt to this new reality? Do policy makers and regulators need to act to smooth this transition?
Energy Economist; Director, M.J. Beck Consulting
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Smarter Grid Solutions
Robert Curry, Jr.
Commissioner Emeritus, New York State Public Service Commission; Senior Advisor, Charles River Associates International