The New York State Smart Grid Consortium, an organization of New York's leading utilities, industries and Universities has appointed David Manning as their first executive director. The consortium has a mission to implement an energy system that facilitates the employment of renewable energy sources to provide efficient, reliable and secure energy for New York. Only three years old, the Consortium has already completed a cost/benefit analysis that forms the foundation of future advocacy efforts, created a New York State Smart Grid Road map to assess economic, customer and social impacts, concluded public filings within New York Public Service proceedings on the smart grid, and created a portal within the U.S. Department of Energy program management for New York smart grid efforts.
David Manning is a Senior VP and Energy Practice Leader for the Boston based engineering firm, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., which specializes in energy and the environment. With experience advising utilities, energy providers, governments and developers on energy issues, Manning is a good fit for the position.
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