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PJM on redefining the energy system roadmap forward.

PJM Interconnection has been leading the way in piloting aspects of tomorrow’s grid, working with member companies, innovators, research and academic institutions, and industry experts to advance the transmission grid and strengthen the PJM region power supply infrastructure. PJM President and CEO Terry Boston will be sharing insight into balancing mature and emerging energy technologies for a smarter, sustainable grid at the KEMA 2010 Utility of the Future leadership forum. 

PJM has sponsored summits and symposiums on energy storage, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and demand response. Boston says “New energy technologies as well as state and federal energy policies are creating challenges and opportunities for grid operators. PJM and its members are working together to adopt new technologies and new ways of using electricity and technology to develop the full potential of renewable energy and enable greater cost efficiency. Our industry is ready today to implement smart grid technologies, such as phasor monitoring units, that improve the efficiency and reliability of the system. We have to prepare now – and prepare our customers – for the implementation of other promising technologies such as electricity storage in all its vary forms: plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, batteries, flywheels, pumped hydro, compressed-air storage and my personal favorite water heater storage enabled by smart prices and two-way communications and control.”     

Boston will be part of the utility CEO panel discussing balancing business and technology for sustainable energy supply and delivery and will present a keynote address at KEMA’s third annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum, “Strategic Choices – Striking Equilibrium.” He will join energy and utility industry CEOs in sharing their insights on strategy and challenges to engage customers and achieve a sustainable energy supply at the KEMA event, being held June 23 – 25, 2010 at The Four Seasons, Washington D.C.

KEMA’s 3rd annual Utility of the Future leadership forum
June 23 – 25, 2010
The Four Seasons, Washington D.C.

Designed in concert with an advisory panel of insightful, forward-thinking senior industry executives, KEMA’s Utility of the Future leadership series provides a view from the top on critical issues facing energy and utility industry and stakeholders and offers opportunities for leaders to connect with their peers as they seek to build for the future.

To register, and for more information, visit: www.kema.com/UtilityFuture2010

For a look into the insights gained from the previous years’ Utility of the Future leadership series, visit www.kema.com/UtilityFutureSeries.

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