Supply-side Management and Security on the Smart Grid

Smart grid technologies will allow consumers to see how behavioral changes can save them money and reduce their environmental footprint. But the entities managing the grid will have to change as well. In this podcast, we’ll look at how utilities and grid operators are breaking tradition and transforming the way they approach control of the grid.

Frank Prager, Vice President of Environmental Policy at Xcel Energy, talks about why utilities need to change the way they do business in order to stay relevant.

Mark Ahlstrom, President of WindLogics, describes the changing role of grid operators as they manage greater levels of wind and other renewables.

Also, James Woolsey, Partner with Vantage Point Venture Partners and Former CIA Director, tells us why electric transport and smart grid technologies are so important for enhancing national security.

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