Keynote: Cities at the Forefront of Grid Modernization & Energy Infrastructure
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
In this keynote, we’ll hear from Jon Mitchell, Mayor, New Bedford, MA and Energy Chair, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) on the central role that cities are playing in moving forward energy infrastructure, grid modernization, and renewable energy initiatives. Launched in September, “The New Bedford Principles,” is a six-point energy recommendation from USCM which seeks to move forward energy-friendly tax reform which supports local resiliency and investments in microgrids, distributed generation, energy storage, and other infrastructure-related activities. Mayor Mitchell will address these principles and how cities are moving forward grid modernization efforts across the nation.