Advancing Clean Energy and the Grid
- Sugar Maple Room, 4th Floor Dudley Davis Center 590 Main St., Burlington, Vermont (map)
What does the grid of the future look like, and what is the role of the regional utility? What should be done to protect the grid while fostering ubiquitous distributed generation? What creative business models have emerged in this arena, and what are the future business and job creation opportunities?
Moderated by Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power
Jay is an executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the professional world, with a full spectrum of technology knowledge and leadership expertise in areas of power, systems integration, telecom, data centers, software, networking and project management.
As CEO, Jeff oversees day-to-day business operations and administrative areas, and is also responsible for Native Energy’s project origination and development, asset management, and supply partnerships
To describe David as passionate about renewable energy is a huge understatement. His enthusiasm for finding earth-friendly solutions established itself early: At age 14 he built his first wind turbine to light the small shack he used to boil sap into maple syrup. After he earned his driver's license, he vowed to help the U.S. transition from dependence on fossil fuels following the 1973 oil embargo. And a year after graduating from the University of Vermont, he founded NRG Systems—one of the nation's most successful wind-energy companies—in 1982. Not one to rest on his laurels, however he stepped down as CEO of NRG to found AllEarth Renewables 22 years later.
Seyi Fabode works on, writes and speaks about the future of energy, technology, and innovation. Living and working on three continents give him a unique lens through which he identifies global trends, opportunities and risks in the power sector.
Mary Powell is nationally recognized as an energy visionary, positioning Green Mountain Power as a leading energy transformation company. Delivering clean, cost-effective and highly reliable power to customers all across Vermont, GMP offers cutting-edge products and service to reduce costs and carbon.