Galvin in the News
Kurt Yeager to participate in the panel "Microgrid Opportunities and Challenges" at Microgrid World Forum - March 12-14, 2013 in Irvine, CA.
Vice Chairman of the Galvin Electricity Initiative, Kurt Yeager, will participate on the "Executive Perspectives Panel: Microgrid Opportunities and Challenges" at Microgrid World Forum on March 12-14, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA. The panel will include Frank Holcomb, Energy Branch Chief at US Army CERL and Ralph Masiello, Senior Vice President and Innovation Director at DNV KEMA. Visit the conference website to learn more. Read more »
Vice Chairman of the Galvin Electricity Initiative, Kurt Yeager, will participate on the panel "Monetizing the Smart Grid," at EnergyBiz Leadership Forum on March 18-19, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event focuses around the theme "Strategies for a Radically New Utility Universe" discussing pivotal topics such as global innovations, cyber security, and national policy. There are many renowned speakers already confirmed. Visit www.EnergyBizForum.com to learn more.
PPI is currently looking for participants to help develop Version 1 of the Perfect Power Seal of Approval
Launched in beta form in spring 2011, the Perfect Power Seal of Approval program has received strong support from industry stakeholders as a much-needed system for evaluating grid performance and design. Now, in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, the Perfect Power Institute is working on Version 1 of this system and is looking for industry experts to participate in the Standards Technical Panel (STP) that will help shape it based on a proven standards-development process.
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Vice Chairman of the Galvin Electricity Initiative Kurt Yeager will act as the moderator at the "Big Data Management for Energy and Smart Grid - Creating the Real-Time Utility Enterprise" event on April 5, 2012 in Mountain View, CA. The event focuses on big data management in the energy sector and will discuss the rapid changes and opportunities in the domestic and international energy data market. Read more.
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Perfect Power Institute™ releases new white paper exploring the business case for grid modernization
The Perfect Power Institute™ explores the cost and benefits for grid modernization in the white paper “Investing in Grid Modernization: The Business Case for Empowering Consumers, Communities and Utilities.” The comprehensive calculations and analysis outlined in this white paper estimate the potential benefits of investments to be about $1,200 per year for a typical household with an estimated cost of about $400. Read more »
On December 12, AOL Energy mentioned the Galvin Electricity Initiative's Perfect Power Seal of Approval™ in its all in the smart grid year in review article.
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On December 9, the Galvin Electricity Initiative was mentioned in a Green Tech grid article about Illinois utilities having to prove their smart grid spending is performing up to expectations or pay a penalty.
On December 8, the Chicago Tribune mentioned a study by the Galvin Electricity Initiative in an article about ComEd's new performance metrics that will tie their profits directly to their performance.
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Initiative mentioned in Stamford Advocate article about executive compensation and utility performance
On December 1, the Stamford Advocate quoted John Kelly of the Galvin Electricity Initiative in an article about Connecticut's State lawmakers and their efforts to grant regulators the power to cut utility officials' salaries for poor service.