New Study Shows Global Utility Executives are Embracing SmartGrid and Potential of Demand Response

Ventyx-Sponsored Research Indicates C-Level Executives are Driving Multiyear SmartGrid Initiatives Across the Utility Enterprise

The Ventyx-sponsored study, completed in Q4 2008, consisted of 45- to 60-minute detailed interviews conducted by The McDonnell Group Inc. with senior-level executives and SmartGrid engineering leaders from two dozen leading global utilities. The study sample included five of the top 15 utilities in North America by residential revenue, two of the top five U.S. public power utilities, three of the six largest global utilities by total end consumer count, as well as utilities that serve customers in more than half of the states in the U.S., three Canadian provinces and several European countries.

Arcadian Networks announced at the 19th annual DistribuTECH (Booth 219) that Mark Maddox has been named a board member of the GridWise Alliance, a consortium of public and private stakeholders aligned around a shared vision of a fully integrated electric system. Maddox will serve the GridWise Alliance board by delivering energy insights based on a distinguished 25-year career as a senior strategic policy, communications, and government relations expert.

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