Next up, "A Brilliant Energy Grid for North America." Geek heaven! Here's the line-up: California Energy Commission, Merwin Brown, Director of Transmission Research, PIER (moderator) Modern Grid Initiative, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Steve Pullins, Team Leader, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Clark Gellings, VP of Technology Innovation IBM, Ron Ambrosio, Global Research Leader -- Energy & Utilities Itron, Mike Burns, Senior Product Manager, AMI Applications What's wrong with the grid? Gellings: Load is growing about twice as fast as transmission capacity, and has been for over 10 years. Lots of congestion. We've modernized virtually every industry in the U.S. except this …
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