Seminars & Workshops
August 31, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., in the GIS Auditorium
Ms. Laney Brown, Director of Smart Grids, Iberdrola USA
Abstract: : The New York regulatory proceeding "Reforming the Energy Vision" (REV) is changing the utility model and regulatory framework to leverage Distributed Energy Resources for a more sustainable and more engaged energy future. As part of the REV proceeding, utilities are partnering with third parties to develop a first round of REV demonstration projects. These projects will test new business models as well as help understand impacts of regulatory changes. Iberdrola USA has developed three projects including: (a) the development of an Energy Marketplace; (b) providing an alternative solution to interconnect larger-scale Renewables on the distribution grid; and (c) supporting community-scale renewable purchasing models The three demonstration projects and the impacts for utilities, customers and the State will be presented. (A flyer describing this seminar is available here).
Bio: Laney Brown is the Director of Smart Grid at Iberdrola USA. She is currently responsible for IUSA’s REV Demonstration projects as well as the DSP technology strategy as part of the REV Proceeding in NY. Prior to her current role, she was responsible for Smart Meter program at Central Maine Power and the development of Iberdrola USA’s Smart Grid strategy. Ms. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College and a double Masters in Business Administration with a focus on the Global Energy Industry from the University of Strathclyde Business School in Scotland and University Pontificas Comillas ICADE in Spain. She has been recognized as a top Smart Grid professional in 2012 and 2015.
Note: An archive of the Spring 2015 GIS Graduate Seminar schedule is available here.