Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech

March 22, 2012, 7:00pm-9:00pm, The WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, NYC

As electric utilities accelerate their smart-grid roll outs, a new market is emerging at the intersection of cleantech and IT. The trend that will shape the market in 2012 and beyond lies in analyzing the massive amount of data that is being collected about energy consumption. Just as intelligent analytics has helped evolve other industries, from IT to healthcare to air travel, the same will hold true for the electric power industry, as data is becoming the currency for market transformation. From grid infrastructure analytics to consumer analytics, the true power of this data is yet to be realized. What does this influx of data mining mean for the future of cleantech? How can innovative companies harness smart grid data to grow their business? Join us as experts explore the privacy and security issues, questions regarding the ownership of the data itself, and ultimately how the data can be used to the advantage of service providers and consumers.

Cleantech Mobile Apps: Energy Analytics in your Pocket

The panel talks about existing cleantech mobile apps and explores the mobile platform’s future potential for utilities and energy auditors. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” from March 22, 2012.

Data-Driven Innovation: What’s Happening in NYC?

The panel tackles the importance of data in driving future cleantech innovation and runs down what is already taking place in New York. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” from March 22, 2012.

Rick Thompson: The Intersection of Data and Renewables

Greentech Media’s Rick Thompson and Con Edison’s Michael Harrington discuss the challenges and opportunities that data presents for renewable energy production. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” on March 22, 2012.

How Analytics Can Solve Expensive Energy Problems

The panel explores the question, “What is the most expensive problem that big data can solve in the energy world?” Con Edison’s Michael Harrington and Efficiency 2.0’s Mark Smith expound on how data allows utilities to better plan capital investments, while Johnson Controls’ Domenic Armano provides a building perspective. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing […]

Cleantech in the Cloud

The panel discusses how cloud-based systems are changing the landscape for utilities and private companies working in energy efficiency. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” from March 22, 2012.

Michael Harrington: Con Edison’s Approach to Data

Michael Harrington, Manager of Targeted Demand Side Management at ConEd, explains how Con Edison handles the mountain of data it receives as it pushes grid automation and grid optimization. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” from March 22, 2012.

Domenic Armano: How Companies are Learning to Utilize Data

Domenic Armano from Johnson Controls discusses how cleantech companies are still in the early stages of data utilization and when those processes will become automated. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” from March 22, 2012.

Data Ownership: Capitalizing on Whose Data?

The panel discusses how private companies and utilities can each capitalize on energy analytics and debates who ultimately owns the data. Clip from “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” from March 22, 2012.

Rick Thompson: Intro to the Smart Grid

Greentech Media’s Rick Thompson explains how the infrastructure of the smart grid builds up to energy analytics and data applications in his introduction to “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” on March 22, 2012.

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