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Submitted by admin on Wed, 2013-01-30 14:49
Vice Chairman of the Galvin Electricity Initiative, Kurt Yeager, will participate on the "Executive Perspectives Panel: Microgrid Opportunities and Challenges" at Microgrid World Forum on March 12-14, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA. The panel will include Frank Holcomb, Energy Branch Chief at US Army CERL and Ralph Masiello, Senior Vice President and Innovation Director at DNV KEMA. Visit the conference website to learn more.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 2013-01-29 18:05
Vice Chairman of the Galvin Electricity Initiative, Kurt Yeager, will participate on the panel, "Monetizing the Smart Grid," at EnergyBiz Leadership Forum on March 18-19, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event focuses around the theme "Strategies for a Radically New Utility Universe" discussing pivotal topics such as global innovations, cyber security, and national policy. There are many renowned speakers already confirmed. Visit www.EnergyBizForum.com to learn more.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 2012-06-14 07:10
Kurt Yeager had a distinguished 30-year career the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, CA. The last eight years he was President and CEO. When he retired from EPRI in 2004, he joined the non-profit Galvin Electricity Initiative created by the late Robert (Bob) Galvin who is credited with building Motorola to its position as a worldwide firm. Yeager was the Executive Director until 2011 when he became its Vice Chairman after Bob Galvin passed away.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 2012-06-06 18:21
To date, more than 250 communities in Illinois have approved referendum measures that enable community choice aggregation (CCA). More than 90 have negotiated rates that offer customers the opportunity to save up to 30 percent on their electricity bills.
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Submitted by admin on Tue, 2012-05-29 15:31
Launched in beta form in spring 2011, the Perfect Power Seal of Approval program has received strong support from industry stakeholders as a much-needed system for evaluating grid performance and design. Now, in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, the Perfect Power Institute is working on Version 1 of this system and is looking for industry experts to participate in the Standards Technical Panel (STP) that will help shape it based on a proven standards-development process.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 2012-03-29 13:30
Vice Chairman of the Galvin Electricity Initiative Kurt Yeager will act as the moderator at the "Big Data Management for Energy and Smart Grid - Creating the Real-Time Utility Enterprise" event on April 5,
Submitted by admin on Fri, 2012-03-09 13:41
US consumers can realize grid-modernization benefits that exceed costs by 3:1 if they work alongside local governments and innovators, the Perfect Power Institute said in a free study www.perfectpowerinstitute.com the institute plans to publicize today. But making that happen will require market reforms that include rewarding utilities for cutting waste and inefficiency, the report said.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 2012-02-24 16:59
The Perfect Power Institute™ explores the cost and benefits for grid modernization in the white paper “Investing in Grid Modernization: The Business Case for Empowering Consumers, Communities and Utilities.” The comprehensive calculations and analysis outlined in this white paper estimate the potential benefits of investments to be about $1,200 per year for a typical household with an estimated cost of about $400.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 2011-11-10 14:18
The Galvin Electricity Initiative has released a new white paper titled "Electricity Reliability: Problems, Progress and Policy Solutions". In this white paper, the Initiative examines practices in the EU and more progressive states in the U.S. and suggests policy reform best practices which should be adopted to address power safety, reliability and power quality deficiencies while also attracting investment and innovation.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 2011-10-26 09:21
On October 23, the Minneapolis StarTribune ran an op-ed by the Galvin Electricity Initiative's Jim Buckman honoring the Initiative's founder, Bob Galvin, and drawing the connection between Bob and Steve Jobs. Read more.