David Smith Participating In Follow-Up Smart Grid Workshop Between Us & China

As part of an ongoing collaboration between the US and China, Dave Smith is participating in a 2-day meeting of smart grid and microgrid experts, being held March 23-24 in Los Angeles, California. This meeting will continue work initiated last November at the US-China Climate Change Working Group’s (CCWG) Smart Grid Workshop in Beijing, China.

At the workshop in November, energy experts from the US and China discussed the development of smart grid technology, with the goal of enhancing communication and cooperation between the two countries in the areas of smart grid, energy efficiency, and system resiliency. The CCWG Smart Grid Workshop was organized jointly by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). At the workshop, Dave led a discussion on the smart energy infrastructure and advanced microgrid that Burns, together with Alstom Grid, designed and implemented at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Seen by DOE and industry experts as a model for future energy infrastructure, The Navy Yard is modernizing and expanding its electric grid as the foundation for a Smart Energy Campus that will reduce energy consumption, lower emissions and enhance power reliability and resilience in preparation for significant real estate growth.

Dave has over 29 years of energy industry experience with a background in energy efficiency, onsite power, renewable energy, project finance, innovative technologies, sustainability, planning and public policy. Dave has spoken at many industry events and has been a guest lecturer at The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania and Green Mountain College, speaking on topics ranging from sustainable energy systems, smart grid, distributed energy, advanced microgrids and energy resilience.

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