The Future of the Electric Grid: Energy Consumer as Energy Producer

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The Future of the Electric Grid: Energy Consumer as Energy Producer

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 3 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. CT/ 1 p.m. MT/  Noon PT

Commercial, industrial and residential consumers are investing in technologies to increase energy efficiency, generate their own energy and shape energy demand.

While these efforts can be beneficial for utilities and their customers, the rapid growth of these technologies introduces new challenges by increasing variability in the system and creating two-way energy flows.

A transactive energy system is one that relies on a market-based approach to address these challenges, promoting grid reliability while reflecting the evolving role of customers as both generators and consumers. This webinar will explore transactive energy systems and what they mean for customers, utilities and state policymakers.

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  • Representative Tom Sloan, Kansas


  • Mark Knight, CGI Utilities
  • Ronald Melton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | PRESENTATION

System Requirements

PC-based attendees required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet