This event is at capacity. Thank you for your interest.

Building a smart electric power grid will be one of the great achievements of our time. But getting there will challenge utilities, government, investors and innovators alike. While public attention has started to consider smart grids at the national scale, the urban scale is where success or failure will be found. Using New York as a living laboratory, this conference will explore what it would take for a smart city to construct a smart grid.

Sponsors: The Sallan Foundation , CUNY Institute for Urban SystemsNew York League of Conservation Voters and NYU Wagner

Keynote Presentation: Robert Catell (Chair, New York State Smart Grid Consortium) and
Jay Worenklein (Founder, US Power Generating Company)

Panel One: Farshad Khorrami (Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, NYU-Poly), Sanjoy Banerjee, Ph.D. (Director, Energy Institute, City College of New York-CUNY) and Jane Snowdon, Ph.D. (Senior, Manager, Industry Solutions and Emerging Business, IBM).

Panel Two: Reza Ghafurian (Con Edison); William Hery (Co-Director, ISIS Lab and Adjunct Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, NYU-Poly); Ramesh Karri (Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU-Poly); and James Gallagher (Senior V.P., NYC Economic Development Corporation).

Panel Three: Dr. Stephen Hammer (Executive Director, JUCCCE Energy Smart Cities Initiative, Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)

Moderators: Nancy Anderson, (Executive Director, the Sallan Foundation), Michael Bobker (CUNY Institute for Urban Systems), Marcia Bystryn (President, New York League of Conservation Voters) Rae Zimmerman (Professor, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, ICIS, and NYUPoly CRISSP)

RSVP: Attendance is free, but registration is necessary. Registration begins January 4, 2010.

Breakfast begins at 8:00 AM. Program begins at 8:30.