The Institute for Electric Innovation’s Spring 2018 Powering the People event brought together about 120 industry thought leaders to engage in dialogues with electric company leaders, technology company leaders, state regulators, and other stakeholders to discuss three types of energy solutions for customers.

Smart Cities Discussion

IEI’s Executive Director, Lisa Wood interviewed Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), co-chair of the new Congressional Smart Cities Caucus about why the caucus was created and why smart cities are so important today.

To learn more about how electric companies are working with cities today on smart city initiatives, see Examples of Smart Communities in Action.

Making it Work: Growing the Electric Vehicle Market

Alan Oshima, President and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company, moderated a discussion on how electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, smart rates, customer education, and customer access all play a critical role in moving the EV market forward.


§ Dan Adler, Vice President, Policy, Energy Foundation

§ Scott Fisher, Vice President, Market Development, Greenlots

§ Mark S. Lantrip, President & CEO, Southern Company Services

§ Norman J. Saari, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

To learn about more about the role of electric companies in accelerating the EV market, see Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption.

Getting to YES with Large Customers to Meet Sustainability Goals

Letha Tawney, Director of Utility Innovation at the World Resources Institute, led a dialogue focused on how electric companies are working with large customers and regulators to implement clean, local, affordable, and sustainable energy solutions.


§ Robert M. Blue, EVP and President and CEO - Power Delivery Group, Dominion Energy

§ Steve W. Chriss, Director, Energy & Strategy Analysis, Walmart

§ Nick Wagner, Board Member, Iowa Utilities Board




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