29 October 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Among the most significant transitions into the 21st century is that of utilities from passive, unidirectional distribution to responsive, interactive systems that are integrated with transportation, building climate controls, and other infrastructure. As the world strives to reduce carbon emissions and wasted energy, while bringing environmental comfort to populations that have thus far largely gone without it, the smart urban energy grid will be a critical component of quality of life in future cities. Experts in the design, construction and operation of smart energy grids outline the emerging trends in this venerable but crucial industry.

Session Chair: Oliver Baumann
President, Baumann Consulting, Chicago
Mark Walsh-Cooke
Principal, Arup, Boston
Thomas Manjarres
Energy Engineer, Franklin Energy, Chicago