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Modernizing and Innovating the Grid

Past Event

November 14, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy program and Columbia University’s Women & Sustainability are jointly hosting a panel discussion on power sector and grid modernization. Expert speakers will provide insights into how renewable and decentralized energy penetration, EV integration, cybersecurity, and climate change are affecting grid resiliency, security, reliability, and affordability. They will also discuss new technologies and innovations that will shape the grid of tomorrow.  Our panel of experts will include: Anna Shpitsberg, Director, Global Power at IHS Markit Lori Lybolt, Director, Utility of the Future,Consolidated Edison (CBS ’06) Melissa Lott, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy Scott Fisher, Vice President of Market Development, Greenlots & Adjunct Professor in Columbia’s Sustainability Management Program (moderator)  — Guests unable to attend in person can register to view a livestream of the event by accessing the registration link above, and access the livestream at This event is open to press. Media should register for this event by accessing the registration link above. Media inquiries or requests for interviews should be directed to Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]). Please note: RSVP to this event does not guarantee entry. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached for both the public and press. Flash photography and video recording are prohibited. For more information contact: [email protected].