Emerson Network Power Business Leader D. Scott Barbour Will Discuss the Evolution of Energy Management at Darnell’s Energy Summit

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Barbour’s keynote address will open the event on Sept. 10, 2013.

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The U.S. power chain looks much the same as it has for decades, but significant change is coming sooner than many may expect.

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global leader in protecting and optimizing critical infrastructure, today announced that D. Scott Barbour, executive vice president, Emerson, and business leader of Emerson Network Power will discuss the company’s perspective on the evolution of electric power generation and distribution in his keynote address, “The Evolution of Energy Management,” at Darnell’s Energy Summit in Dallas, Texas, tomorrow.

Barbour’s presentation will cover the current energy landscape and the technologies in development that will lead the way to an alternative energy future. “The U.S. power chain looks much the same as it has for decades, but significant change is coming sooner than many may expect,” said Barbour. “Problems with the aging power grid -- including high cost, inconsistent performance and high CO2 emissions -- are sparking the development of alternative power models.”

Barbour will discuss the drive toward efficiency as the first remedy in attempts to solve some of those problems, while stressing that efficiency is just one part of a larger and more complex energy management strategy. His presentation will look at other potential components of that strategy, including micro grids and increased personalization of energy management, and the challenges to and eventual impacts of fundamental changes to the country’s power chain.

Barbour’s keynote will kick off the summit at 10:00 a.m. at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. Darnell’s first-annual Energy Summit will combine the Darnell Power Forum, Green Building Power Forum and Smart Grid Electronics Forum.

For more information about Emerson Network Power, visit http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.


About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, protects and optimizes critical infrastructure for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. The company provides new-to-the-world solutions, as well as established expertise and smart innovation in areas including AC and DC power and renewable energy, precision cooling systems, infrastructure management, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, and connectivity. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

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