Torgerson will be part of the senior executive panel discussing the role of natural gas in the emerging smart grid-enabled utility future, sharing his personal insights into building a safe, secure, and sustainable energy future. Joining him are the CEOs of the Gas Technology Institute, Avista, and Questar. The panel, Gas – Part of the New Smart Grid Paradigm, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Torgerson notes: “The integration of intermittent renewables with natural gas generating assets has increasingly become a priority with the recent growth of renewables. The evolution of a smart transmission grid will play a critical role in enabling a more coherent and dynamic approach to integration.”
The 2011 Utility of the Future forum features one and one-half days of discussion about industry game changers, new business models, and changing the traditional roles of utilities, customers, and suppliers. Executive-level panel discussions will focus on CEOs’ views of the future utility: the road to sustainability, gas as part of the smart grid paradigm, the integration of new and ever-changing technologies, and consumer and ‘prosumer’ engagement.
The KEMA forum will take place June 6-8, 2011, at The Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
New Haven, Connecticut, based United Illuminating Company (UI) is a regional electric distribution company. Established in 1899, UI provides electricity and related services to 324,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas. For more information, visit https://www.uinet.com/
Founded in 1927, KEMA (Keuring Van Electrotechnische Materialen) provides business and technical consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and certification for the energy and utility industry. The company is headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands. KEMA’s U.S. subsidiary, KEMA Inc. serves energy clients throughout the Americas and Caribbean.