CHICAGO ADVANCED ENERGY BRINGS TOGETHER CHICAGO'S KEY STAKEHOLDERS COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING AND DELIVERING WIN/WIN SOLUTIONS FOR THE REGIONS EVOLVING ENERGY NEEDS.

Electricity costs, infrastructure, and sophisticated markets will play a critical role in shaping Chicago’s economy and position as a global smart city.  Greater Chicagoland’s population is on track to grow 25% in the next 25 years.  As electricity costs fluctuate due to supply conditions distribution costs rise to meet peak demand, large energy consumers will either be at the root of the problem or the forefront the solution.  

Video courtesy of SISE 2016

Andrew Levitt is Senior Market Strategist at PJM Interconnection, where he assess emerging technologies for opportunities to strengthen PJM markets. Previously, he directed the vehicle-to-grid program at NRG Energy in collaboration with University of Delaware. He started in the power industry as Project Controls Manager for coal plant upgrades at the Public Service Company of New Mexico. In this segment, Mr. Levitt discusses the opportunity of buildings as virtual power plants (VPPs) and PJM's move to a year round Capacity Performance model.

ELIZABETH A. KOCS, PHD Director of Programming and Outreach, The Energy Initiative, University of Illinois at Chicago ekocs@uic.edu with Drew Johnston

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Distributed energy solutions, like energy storage and bi-fuel onsite generation, which enable consumers to act as virtual power providers are being developed in collaboration with public utility commissions, distribution utilities and grid operators.  These solutions will build off current successes, be highly regional and economically beneficial. 

By examining the underlying needs from a variety of perspectives i.e. - policy, socio-economic, or planning, we strive to create an impressive track record of groundbreaking energy projects that are commercially viable (i.e. profitable) and scalable.  

Chicago Advanced Energy represents a committed group of energy stakeholders optimistic for Chicago's future.