Spintelligent Announces Two Executive Additions to Smart Energy East Coast Conference Program


Spintelligent is pleased to announce that two very senior and highly regarded executives have been added to the program of the upcoming Smart Energy East Coast Conference.  Robert Catell, Chairman of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, and Robert Curry, Commissioner of the New York Public Service Commission, will be speaking as a key part of the conference.  Mr. Catell is scheduled to participate in the closing panel session covering the changing landscape of the smart grid market, while Mr. Curry will be delivering the opening Keynote Address.

In addition to his role with the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Mr. Catell is also the Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at New York State University at Stony Brook and is the former Chairman, U.S., National Grid and former Chairman and CEO, KeySpan Corporation. His career with Brooklyn Union (which later became Keyspan Energy) started in 1958.  He became Chairman, National Grid, U.S., following the acquisition, by National Grid, of KeySpan Corporation.

Robert E. Curry, Jr. was appointed Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission on June 22, 2006.  His term runs through February 1, 2012.  A member of the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), he is also Vice-Chair of the Department of Energy/NARUC LNG Partnership.  A career attorney, Mr. Curry has had extensive involvement with PURPA projects in renewable generation, both in hydro-electric and refuse-to-energy, and with the transportation of LNG and other petroleum products.  

Mike Smith, Vice President & General Manager, North America at Spintelligent expressed his excitement about Messrs. Catell and Curry joining the program, “The addition of these two highly regarded utility and energy executives anchor what promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking conference.  We look forward to the conference and to hearing from Messrs. Catell and Curry for their thoughts on the rapidly evolving smart energy markets.”

About Smart Energy East Coast
Smart Energy East Coast, the only executive forum for stakeholders committed to developing energy efficiency programs supported by smart metering and smart grid initiatives. By bringing together utilities, energy regulators, technology vendors, proponents of smart buildings, the financial community, and other industry experts, this exclusive event will validate the future of smart energy practices in the region.   Additional information about the conference can be found at www.smart-energy.com/seec.

About Spintelligent
Spintelligent, a Clarion Events company, is a leading integrated media company with an international presence. It has established itself as the key strategic information provider to the global metering, meter-to-cash and customer-end technology and as a specialist in African infrastructure development, with a focus on the power and mining sectors.  Additional information about the company can be found at www.spintelligent.com.