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    Tuesday
    Apr302013

    PLENARY: THINK NATIONAL, BUT POWER LOCAL

    PLENARY: THINK NATIONAL, BUT POWER LOCAL
    A sustainable city will use a high proportion of renewable energy, but there is a Catch-22: sites that generate renewable electricity – wind farms, solar farms and tidal generators – tend to be far away from urban centers. How can we create grids that get renewable energy from the places it is made to the hundreds of millions who will use it? Meanwhile, how can we increase and incentivize localized power generation and supply? Options include district heating and cooling, and buildings producing their own power through solar powered roofs or single wind turbines, and then sharing that power through a smart grid.

    Moderated by Thomas L. Friedman, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

    Confirmed panelists:
    Sabine Froning, C.E.O., Euroheat and Power
    Patricia Hoffman, assistant secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
    Kevin Burke, chairman, president and C.E.O., Consolidated Edison, Inc.