WHY CITIES?

Cities are the nexus of societal needs and opportunities.  According to the World Health Organization, as of 2014, 54% of the world’s population is residing 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:

  • Transit & mobility

  • Grid Optimization/Microgrids & Critical Infrastructure 

  • design and Function of Commercial & Industrial Buildings as Pro-Sumers and virtual power plants

  • Distributed Systems Approach to Smarter Cities

  • Technology and Cyber Security

  • Climate Change, Reliability and Sustainability Goals