SOURCE: DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

June 04, 2013 16:06 ET

DNV KEMA's Utility of the Future Leadership Forum to Analyze Current Power Challenges and Trends

Sixth Annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum Will Examine Pressing Industry Issues Such as Economic and Regulatory Outlooks and Integration of Renewable Resources

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) -   Utilities across the globe continue to combat shared industry challenges such as economic and regulatory constraints, the expanding role of natural gas, shifting demands and the effective management of customer engagement. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, a leading energy management, consulting, renewables, energy efficiency, and testing firm, aims to address these and other issues at its upcoming 6th Annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum to be held June 17-19, 2013 near Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

The forum attracts top business, financial and policy leaders who exchange ideas and strategies for creating a path toward a secure, sustainable, and profitable energy future. This year's panelists will discuss unfolding trends including grid modernization, microgrids, leveraging investments and opportunities for retail marketers in renewable and alternative energy generation. A detailed forum agenda and registration information are available at www.dnvkema.com/UofF2013.

"Addressing current industry challenges and analyzing how to best overcome these challenges in the near and long-term future is the premier goal of the forum," said Hugo van Nispen, chief operating officer, Americas, DNV KEMA. "The event is a unique opportunity for leading utility executives to collaborate on solutions, forecasts and recommendations for a better energy future."

Forum speakers span the energy value chain, from IOUs to Renewable Energy Providers and Policy Makers. The 2013 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum agenda was developed by an advisory panel that includes Bob Balzar, vice president, Tennessee Valley Authority; Lisa Johnson, senior vice president, Power Supply, OEDC; Chuck Meyer, president, Western Energy Institute; Timothy Noonan, vice president, Boeing Energy; and Helen Bremner, executive vice president, Enmax.

About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy; testing, inspections & certification; risk management; and verification. As an objective and impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy; equipment manufacturers; as well as government bodies, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information on DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, visit www.dnvkema.com.

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