Global Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create Energy Ecosystem

San Diego, CA – Energy industry leaders and the country’s largest utility will come together to discuss the importance of collaboration at DistribuTECH, the nation’s leading energy transmission and distribution conference. 

Speakers will include: Greg Scheu, President of the Americas Region for ABB; Lee Mazzocchi, Senior Vice President for Grid Modernization for Duke Energy; Kevin Yates, President of the Energy Management Division for Siemens; Victoria Gundersen, International Trade Specialist and smart grid expert with the US Department of Commerce; and Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Their panel, “Innovation, Collaboration and Talent: How to Build a Successful Energy Ecosystem,” will address uncertainties associated with shifting marketplaces and the importance of collaboration among industry, academic, and government partners to further advance energy technology. “In a rapidly changing industry, it’s more important than ever to form key partnerships across our industry. These connections enable us to better serve our customers with innovative solutions and fuel the local economies we serve,” according to Lee Mazzocchi from Duke Energy.

     Panel: Innovation, Collaboration and Talent: How to Build a Successful Energy Ecosystem

     Where: DistribuTECH Conference & Expo

     Date: February 1, 2017

     Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM EST

     Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 20A
                    111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101                       

To further highlight North Carolina’s prominence in the energy sector, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster will be leading a delegation of 16 energy-focused organizations to attend DistribuTECH. The delegation consists of E4 Carolinas, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC-Charlotte, Etteplan, FieldVets, FREEDM Systems Center, G. Browne & Associates, General Microcircuits, ioTive, NC Electric Cooperatives, PlotWatt, ScottMadden, Sinewatts, Triangle MicroWorks, Vega Energy, and Windlift.

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