Friday, March 6, 2009

RE: Patt Morrison Thurs 3/5


Monday, March 9, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 2:00







2:00 – 2:30

Electricity: Leaner, Meaner and Greener

You’ve heard of Smart Cars and Smart Boards, but what about a Smart Grid?  President Obama and Silicon Valley heavy-hitters are hoping to modernize the country’s electric grid with billions of stimulus dollars. It’s an ambitious plan that Google, Microsoft, and IBM are investing in to produce and distribute electricity in cheaper, greener and more efficient ways. IBM says it could also create as many as 477,000 jobs.  When can we expect to see something like the Smart Grid?  And how will it affect our daily lives as energy consumers?



Allan Shurr: IBM's energy and utilities vice president

Call him @

  • He testified in front of the House Select Global Warming Committee on the Smart Grid and has been speaking with the Obama administration about it


TBD: Representative from Center-Point Energy, a Houston-based utility


TBD: Representative from Google




2:30 – 3:00




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