Smart Metering East Coast 2008, promises a stellar lineup of the industry’s smartest speakers – attendees can expect noteworthy case studies from across the region, supplemented by regulatory summaries and prominent presentations from utility leaders.  

Ted Schultz, vice president of energy efficiency for Duke Energy, will address Duke’s new energy efficiency partnerships alongside additional programs that will help define the utility of the future. By plotting past the smart grid, this new aggressive stance will incorporate new technology that will provide greater savings to customers without forgoing convenience or productivity

Schultz is responsible for energy efficiency initiatives across all retail markets served by the company (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina). In addition, he is responsible for Duke Energy’s customer strategy and the development and implementation of new products and services for the retail market.

Schultz has more than 24 years of experience in the energy industry. He joined Duke Energy in 1997 as manager of strategic business development. He has spent most of his career driving innovation and change with a relentless focus on providing value to customers. His accomplishments include the successful integration of the web into Duke Energy’s business strategy, the launch and management of a successful energy services business line within the company and consistent top deciles performance in national customer benchmark surveys. He was named to his current position in October 2006, with an objective of changing the industry’s view of energy efficiency and the role of the utility.

Before joining Duke Energy, he worked for Energy East (New York State Electric and Gas) in Binghamton, N.Y., from 1983 to 1997. He was director of information technology when he left in 1997.

Schultz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Albany, and a master of business administration degree from Syracuse University.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 3.9 million customers. The company has nearly 37,000 MW of electric generating capacity in the Midwest and the Carolinas, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Duke Energy has more than 4,000 MW of electric generation in Latin America, and is a joint venture partner in a U.S. real estate company.

Apart from great speakers, Smart Metering East Coast 2008 will serve to:

  • Discuss the new regulatory frameworks detailing future energy demands.
  • Learn how vendor interoperability will mark the future of the smart grid.
  • Uncover the new standards shaping the metering industry in the region.
  • Explore the synergies between AMI and the smart grid.
  • Hear about the latest developments in communication technology for the smart grid.
  • Attain further insight into the ROI of the solutions and technologies presented.
  • Gain awareness of how AMI can play a key role in energy loss management, predictive maintenance, outage management and improved operational efficiency.
  • Discover the value of metering data and how it can be leveraged.
  • Hear about the strategies to improve customer service through the use of advanced technologies.
  • Get answers from the industry’s principal manufacturers.
  • Find out what new technologies are being deployed by leading technology providers.

For more information or for speaking opportunities, please contact Ryan Matthews: ryan.matthews@spintelligent.com