(PRWEB) August 13, 2013
NRG Energy CEO David Crane sent a chill through the electric utility industry earlier this year when he told a conference that consumers are realizing “they don’t need the power industry at all” and that his company plans to bypass traditional utilities by installing solar panels on rooftops of homes and businesses.
For the first time since independent power producers challenged traditional utilities in the 1990s, distributed generation poses what could be a significant threat to utilities and their business model.
Join industry experts from across the power generation industry as well as policy experts for a one-day workshop on disruptive technologies and business models. The “Disruption in the Power Generation Markets” workshop is presented by POWER magazine and takes place September 9 from 8:00 am-4:30 pm at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.. The workshop is held in conjunction with RETECH 2013. Registration details for the workshop and for RETECH are available at http://www.retech2013.com/POWERworkshop/.
Workshop speakers include Tim Brennan, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; Katherine Hamilton, Principal, 38 North Solutions; Bobby Hollis, Executive-Renewable Energy, NV Energy; Rhone Resch, President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association; Julia Hamm, President and CEO, Solar Electric Power Association; David South, Lead-Sustainability Practice, West Monroe Partners; Dan Bakal, Director of Electric Programs, CERES; and Tom Hulsebosch, Managing Director, West Monroe Partners.
Learn what disruptive technologies and business models pose a threat to incumbent utilities, how public policy and regulation is affecting the disruption, what utilities are doing to respond to the challenge, and whether or not utilities need to shift their business strategy to survive.