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Grid Edge Executive Council Meeting in Boston Featuring ERCOT, GE, Northeast Utilities, EPB

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BOSTON, March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microgrids haven't yet hit in big in today's U.S. electricity market, but with greater adoption, they have the potential to either resolve reliability issues or threaten utility business models.

Next week, Greentech Media is bringing together microgrid experts and energy leaders to discuss how the emergence of microgrids will impact for the future of the U.S. electric grid.

Scott Clavenna, Greentech Media CEO, will facilitate the meeting as experts and participants define the microgrid market and discuss current enablers and obstacles. Conversations and analysis will be underpinned by GTM Research's microgrid deployment and forecast data.

"We started the Grid Edge Executive Council because we are on the cusp of a major transition to a next-generation, distributed, intelligent energy system," said Rick Thompason, President & co-founder of Greentech Media. "We are looking forward to a lively discussion next week, as microgrids are an important part of the grid edge ecosystem."

Representatives from nearly twenty companies will converge in Boston on March 25th. Participating companies include ERCOT, EPB, GE, Landis + Gyr, McKinsey & Company, Northeast Utilities, among others.

The Grid Edge Executive Council meets eight times per year, covering grid modernization and distributed energy's biggest challenges and opportunities. Click here to learn more about the Grid Edge Executive Council.

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Source: Greentech Media