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FOCUS: Smart Grid 2016

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11/02/16 | 06:30 PM
| 08:30 PM
German House, 871 United Nations Plaza (First Ave. at 49th Street), New York, NY


Manager Membership & Events Irene Fuchs
Phone: (212) 974-8841
Email: ifuchs(at)gaccny.com

The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. together with



would like to cordially invite you to a panel discussion on

FOCUS: Smart Grid 2016


New Yorkers have experienced firsthand how an electricity disruption can have a domino effect – a series of failures that affect transportation, communications, and security. A smarter grid adds resiliency to electrical power systems and makes them better prepared to address emergencies, such as severe storms, earthquakes, heat waves, and terrorist attacks. In addition, the Smart Grid is one way to address an aging energy infrastructure that needs to be upgraded or replaced. It has the capacity to increase energy efficiency by enhancing awareness among consumers about the connection between electricity use and the environment. The Smart Grid not only provides a unique opportunity to propel the energy industry into a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency, but it can also have a positive impact on the economy and the environment. What kinds of standards and regulations govern smart grid technology? What kind of cyber security threats exist with respect to the smart grid and how vulnerable is the smart grid to these threats? What are some of the best practices in smart grid security and resilience? These are a just a few of the issues that will be addressed by our distinguished panelists.



Dr. Christian Höpfner
Director, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

J. Andrew Martin
Acting Chief, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA

Daniel Spitzer
Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Bala Ram
Vice President, Solution Management and Go-To-Market, SAP

moderated by

Dr. Kurt Becker
Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Applied Physics,
NYU Tandon School of Engineering



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Registration is required to attend. Seating is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Irene Fuchs at events(at)gaccny.com or (212) 974-8841.