Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Austin Energy CIO Named Chairman of the LPPC Smart Grid Task Force

The Large Public Power Council (LPPC) Smart Grid Task Force is a group under the LPPC CIO Task Force with the focus of accelerating the deployment and optimization of Smart Grid technologies and best practices across the nation. The appointment was made during the 4th Annual LPPC CIO Roundtable meeting in May 27-28, 2009 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Andres is the former chairman of the LPPC CIO Task Force for 2008-2009 as well as the former vice-chairman for 2007-2008.

The LPPC is an organization comprising 23 of the nation's largest public owned and controlled power systems. The LPPC represents the public interest on national energy issues. From Sacramento to Seattle, from New York to Texas, LPPC members directly and indirectly provide reliable, high quality, low-cost electricity to most of the more than 40 million people served by publicly owned utilities. This includes serving tens of thousands of large and small businesses located in some of the fastest growing urban and rural residential and commercial markets in America.

The LPPC CIO Task Force was created in 2005 to help accelerate the sharing of IT best practices and knowledge transfer among its members as the industry evolves very quickly to adopt new business models, new clean energy sources, new levels of reliability, and new services to customers.

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