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Powering the People: Innovations for a Better World

Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20001

Hosted by the Edison Foundation & IEE, Powering the People: Innovations for a Better World is an annual celebration of innovation, bringing together electric utility CEOs, technology company executives, and state & federal policymakers to discuss electric trends and technologies moving the nation forward.

Final Program
Sessions include:

Powering Transportation
Explore the latest advances in electric transportation and the economic & environmental implications of electrified vehicles, fleets & off-road applications.
​Powering Everyday Life
Find out more about the "2nd Digital Decade" underway and how it's revolutionizing the way we live and work.

​Powering the World
One third of the people on the planet lack access to a reliable source of electricity. Discover how The Edison Foundation's new initiative plans to help electrify the world.
​Technology is a Game Changer:
Future Trends in Electricity
Gain insight on how new technologies—combined with national environmental, economic, & security goalsare transforming the electric power sector.

Featured Speakers:

  • Thomas F. Farrell II - Chairman, President, & CEO, Dominion
  • Jim Rogers, Chairman, President, & CEO, Duke Energy
  • Alan Perriton, President & COO, VIA Motors
  • Joe Rigby, Chairman of the Board, President, & CEO, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • Andrew Vesey, EVP & COO, AES Corporation
  • Bob Rowe, President, & CEO, NorthWestern Energy
  • Tony Earley, Chairman, CEO, & President, PG&E Corporation
  • Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

Two Exciting Exhibitions

Innovation Alley offers an up-close and personal look at more than 30 emerging electric technologies on display by electric utilities and IEE's technology partners that are transforming transportation, everyday life, the world, and the power grid itself.

Electric Avenue displays electric vehicles from Audi, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Tesla, Toyota, VIA Motors, Volkswagen, Zero Motors, and more, demonstrating the wide variety of electric vehicles now on the market.​​​​​​​

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