The Evolving Landscape
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET USA
The era of an electric grid fed by mostly large centralized generating stations has come to the end. Now, more and more electric generation from distributed energy resources, including among others wind turbines, solar panels, fuel cells and micro turbines, are supplying the grid. To learn more about how distributed generation is changing the power industry, join Tim Roughan of National Grid USA and Fran Cummings of Peregrine Energy Group for a live webinar as part of the ASME Energy Forum series.
Director of Energy and Environmental Policy
National Grid USA
Tim Roughan is the Director of Energy and Environmental Policy for the National Grid companies which serve 6.8 million electric and gas customers in NE and NY. His prior positions include Director of Product Management, Business Services Vice President, and the Director of Distributed Resources. He has been with the company or it's predecessors for 31 years.
In his role, Tim works in the regulatory arena to promote balanced approaches to distributed generation issues, and integration of customer-side resources (i.e. DG, energy efficiency, demand response, etc.) with the transmission and distribution (T&D) system as it transforms into a smarter, more resilient system. He is a 1982 graduate of WPI.
Vice President, Strategic Consulting
Peregrine Energy Group
Fran's expertise includes distributed generation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid planning, and carbon markets. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the energy services field, including 10 years of service to the Commonwealth as Policy Director for the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust and for the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources, and more than 15 years of experience as an energy consultant, including engagements for Massachusetts cities and public agencies as well as private sector clients.
Since joining Peregrine in 2009, Fran has led a contract team working with the City of Boston to facilitate the creation of Renew Boston, an innovative service delivery entity focused on coordinating and tracking energy efficiency and alternative energy activity for Boston's residents and businesses.
Senior Editor, Mechanical Engineering magazine
Jeffrey Winters is Senior Editor at ASME's magazine, Mechanical Engineering, where he has focused on energy and related issues. Mr. Winters has written about a wide variety of science and technology topics since the early 1990s, with his work appearing in magazines such as Discover, The Sciences, Popular Science, and Psychology Today.