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Battelle's Mani Vadari Selected as Keynote Speaker for Smart Grid Roadshow

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

BALTIMORE, MD., 22 October, 2009—Jaguar Expo (Montreal, Canada) has confirmed Dr. Mani Vadari of Battelle as a keynote speaker for its Smart Grid RoadShow conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland on November 3-4, 2009. Dr. Vadari will address the full conference delegation on the second morning of the event (Nov. 4th) in a 45-minute commentary and discussion of the evolving North American grid transformation.

Dr. Vadari is Battelle’s Vice President of Energy Infrastructure and has more than 20 years of experience delivering strategic solutions to the electric utility industry, focusing primarily on Transmission and Distribution (T&D) grid operations, generation operations, energy markets, and Smart Grid vision. He is a widely recognized subject matter expert, offering much sought after perspectives on the entire value chain of the electric utility industry from generation to consumption.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Vadari on board as a keynote speaker,” states Mike Marullo, Smart Grid RoadShow Conference Chair. “Mani has the knowledge and insight to address the key power delivery issues that utilities are facing today as well as the challenges that lie ahead as the energy industry continues to move aggressively toward grid transformation.”

Dr. Vadari has authored over 30 articles in a variety of areas from electricity utility deregulation to the Smart Grid and has also provided subject matter expertise to several utilities around the world in setting the strategic technical direction for developing key aspects of the transmission and distribution grid of the future.

About the Smart Grid RoadShow Conference

The Smart Grid RoadShow is a production of Jaguar Expo Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Each SGRS semi-annual event (spring and fall) brings together a cross section of representatives from utilities, suppliers, and consultants and provides a platform for sharing knowledge related to Smart Grid market drivers, issues, and trends. Key conference topic areas embrace a wide range of utility automation, information technology, operations and infrastructure components. Full details about the (SGRS Conference Series are available at www.smartgridroadshow.comor by contacting Steven Desrochers, Conference Manager, at 1-888-332-3749 Ext. 222. (Outside the US and Canada call: 1-450-471-0796).

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Media Contacts

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Media Contacts

Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208

T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544