World Resources Institute and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany are pleased to co-host a panel discussion on US and German efforts to adapt the grid to a rapidly changing energy landscape, featuring Mr. Matthias Kurth, President of the German Federal Grid Agency. Mr. Kurth is currently responsible for ensuring the German grid is stable and secure, absorbs the growing contributions of renewable energy, and provides sufficient energy supplies while nuclear energy is phased out. He will discuss the German experience through this period of dramatic change and the strategies that have ensured that transmission infrastructure and practices meet the new challenges. Experts in US transmission policy and the renewable energy industry will compare and contrast this experience with the US transmission landscape, discussing both challenges and successes in the US context.
Responding to Mr. Kurth and presenting lessons from the US context will be:
- Kevin Kelly, Director of the Division of Policy Development, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Mike Gregerson, Program consultant at the Great Plains Institute specializing in transmission in the Mid-West
- Peter Fox-Penner, Principle at the Brattle Group and author of Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities
To join by phone call - 218.339.2626, access code: 912013
Reception to follow.