Constellation SVP Michael Smith Discusses Distributed Energy’s Impact on the Grid, Customer Choice2 min read
At the Energy Thought Summit (ETS) in April, Mike Smith, senior vice president, Distributed Energy, was a featured speaker on the panel “The Next Urban Revolution: Efficiency and Conservation are the New Standard for Leading U.S. Cities.” The discussion focused on how — with more than 60 percent of the U.S. population living in urban areas — cities are proactively improving their sustainability efforts through distributed energy solutions (e.g., solar, energy efficiency and battery storage) aimed at curbing energy usage and cutting costs.
During the panel conversation, Mike discussed how energy companies are remaining relevant at a time when consumers are using less energy, provided case studies on how Constellation has helped city agencies access cut their carbon footprint and even offered a prediction on what the buzz will be at ETS 2029 with respect to competitive vs. non-competitive markets. Watch the highlights below to hear his insights on the current state of the grid and how distributed energy options are meeting customer demand.
How Distributed Energy is Changing the Physicality of the Grid
Urban Sustainability Case Studies: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and New York City Housing Authority
Offering More Options for Energy Customers Essential to Staying Competitive in the Market
*Editor’s note: While enthusiastically predicting the future state of our industry, Mike says “2019” when he meant to say “2029”.
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