Thursday, April 29, 2010

African American Men of Westchester Green Technology

The African American Men of Westchester, Inc. (“AAMW”) host an Environmental Business Luncheon entitled Green Smart Technology “What is the Payback”

Westchester County, NY: Friday, April 30, 2010 at Renaissance Westchester Hotel, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Free and open to the public, however, there is limited seating.

Technology and market forces are converging to fundamentally change the way the grid operates, with consequences we will feel for generations. A “smart grid” delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using two-way digital technology to control equipment at the consumer‘s premise to save energy, reduce cost and increase reliability. Such a modernized electricity network is being promoted by many as a way of addressing energy independence, global warming and emergency resilience issues. To make those decisions and to quickly capture the benefits and payback from the smart grid the following panel of experts will give insights on this technology and what the payback could mean for your business and the customers you serve.

• Tony Savino – Business Development of the New York Power Authority

• Larry Gottlieb – Director of Westchester County Economic Development

• Norris McDonald – President of African American Environmentalist Association

Melvin Burruss of Peekskill and president of AAMW

For utilities, there is the possibility of limiting growth in the use of electricity at peak times, and in reducing the year-to-year growth in electricity demand. For residential users, there is the possibility of reducing electricity and saving money. For residential users with home-based power generation, there is the possibility of better compensation for home-generated power, when added to the grid

The smart grid enables suppliers and generators to use digital technology to both control consumption and encourage localized energy production. Smart meters in the home enable communications between supplier and consumer and the user to regulate their consumption.

AAMW is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to capitalize on the vast talents of African Americans in our community. The goals of AAMW are to develop strategies for the advancement of African Americans in the areas of the environment, education, economic and community development, while strengthening family institutions. (PRLog)