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ScottMadden to Serve on Panel at 2014 NARUC Summer Meetings


 
PRLog - Jun. 30, 2014 - ATLANTA -- ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, is pleased to present at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Committee Meetings (http://summer.narucmeetings.org/index.cfm) being held July 13–16 at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This event provides a unique place to meet utility regulators from every state in the United States, along with federal and international officials, learn about the latest in regulatory trends, and share best practices.

Cristin Lyons, partner and transmission, distribution, and Smart Grid practice leader at ScottMadden, will serve as a panelist for the session, “Sharknado: Are Claims About the Impending Demise of a Centralized Electric Grid Greatly Exaggerated?” This session will examine whether the current grid (and the utilities that operate them) is, and will continue to be, a critical infrastructure asset necessary to a functioning economy. It will address what political and regulatory support will be needed to maintain grid reliability, especially since most DG technologies and services continue to require a connection to the existing grid. Also on the panel will be Peter Kind of Energy Infrastructure Advocates, Dean Maschoff of Ernst & Young, and Jim Hempstead of Moodys Investor Service. Hon. Jim Gardner, commissioner of Kentucky, will serve as moderator.

“The evolution of utilities in light of the emergence of distributed energy resources is one of the most important issues the industry is currently facing,” says Ms. Lyons.

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice
Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

About ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, and Corporate & Shared Services. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter (https://twitter.com/SM_Energy) | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/ScottMaddenInc) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/37992)

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marytew@scottmadden.com
919-714-7628

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