Many utilities in the region are going through similar efforts right now. Its very useful to come together to share lessons and think about creative solutions. Smart Grid NW has done an excellent job with its convened activities in recent years and we have gained a lot by being involved. GridFWD looks like it will take the conversation to the next level.
Smart Grid NW has brought together the right people to engage on these critical topics at exactly the right time. Participating in the Smart Grid NW has helped our team meet a great cross-section of industry leaders and it is exciting to see everyone come together to push these important initiatives forward.
The Smart Grid NW team does an excellent job bringing together a combination of practitioners from around the region and country with policy thought leaders. The conference organizers do a uniquely good job of getting panelists to translate lessons learned from their experience into the specific context of the energy sector in the Pacific Northwest.
We are looking forward to the event this year as it explores making real progress in areas such as resiliency and operational e ciency through developments in our grid infrastructure. These areas are core to the focus not only here at BC Hydro but also to many of the grid operators in the region.