WHY CITIES?

The U.S. energy industry is undergoing a revolution driven by increasing renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) generation additions, greater desire for energy resiliency capabilities, and heightened awareness of GHG and pollutant emissions.  This presents a need for monumental changes to the energy landscape, including business models and regulatory frameworks.  Cities require a special attention because they are the nexus of societal needs and opportunities. According to the World Health Organization, as of 2014, 54% of the world’s population resides in urban areas (up from 30% in 1930).

Advanced Energy Stakeholder Groups convene quarterly in key cities with focused leadership engagement from regulatory bodies, utilities, transmission operators, city, state and federal governments, large energy users and energy solution providers to architect a more affordable, cleaner and reliable energy future, today. 

Key Focal Points Include:

  • Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

  • Energy, mobilitY & Transportation

  • Smart Buildings, DERs & Grid Modernization

  • Internet of Things, Technology and Cyber Security

  • Climate Change, RESILIENCY and Sustainability Goals