Smart Grid:

FERC, public service commissioners discuss smart grid outlook

What do utilities and public service commissions need to expand the reach of the smart grid? During today's E&ETV Event Coverage of a GridWeek 2011 panel, industry experts discuss the economic viability of Smart Grid. They also address cybersecurity issues relating to these new technologies. Participants include Maureen Finnegan Harris, commissioner at the New York Public Service Commission; John Hawkins, manager at the Public Service Company of New Mexico; State Rep. Tom Sloan, Kansas House of Representatives; Christi Tezak, senior research analyst at Baird & Co. Inc.; Elizabeth Flemming, commissioner at the South Carolina Public Service Commission; and John Norris, commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.