TAG Smart Energy Society Presents: The Changing Utility Business Model Lunch & Learn


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ATLANTA (August 24, 2015)
– The Technology Association of Georgia’s Smart Energy Society and the Southeastern Energy Society announce a luncheon presentation on “The Changing Utility Business Model, Who is Managing the Grid?” in Atlanta at Alston & Bird, LLC on August 27, 2015.

Electric utilities face a future of tremendous change, triggered by distributed generation, advancements in grid technology, new regulatory models & heightened customer expectations.

Speakers will include Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Vice Chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission; William N. “Norrie” McKennie, Vice President of Renewable Development for Georgia Power; R Stanley Allen, President of SolAmerica Energy; Joel Gilbert, Chief Software Architect at Apogee Interactive; and John Radgowski, Vice President for Solutions Product Management at Landis & Gyr.  The panel will be moderated by Hugo van Nispen, Founder, President and CEO of 60Hertz.com.

The panel will address such pressing and transitive topics as the impact of “cheap” gas; economics of energy storage; how Georgia’s regulatory initiatives compare to others across the country; how utility strategies address future regulatory and legislative directions; and what consumers think of these changes.

Alston & Bird is located on the 49th floor of One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309.  The luncheon event will take place on Thursday, August 27th from 11:30am-1:30pm.   A catered lunch is included in the registration.  Check-in starts at 11:15.  Lunch will be served at 11:30.  The presentation will start at noon.  Registration is required. Please visit our registration page at http://bit.ly/SESevent or visit our TAG Smart Energy website, www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/smart-energy/.

The Smart Energy Society is sponsored by Oglethorpe Power, Deloitte and Landis + Gyr.

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For further information, please contact Joseph Santoro, Director of External Affairs, Technology Association of Georgia, at 404-526-6049 or Joseph@tagonline.org.


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 29,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org



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