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Battelle Energy Expert Addresses European Summit in Ireland

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH. 23 March, 2009 – Battelle continues to use innovation to help the energy industry take steps to use smart technologies to explore issues affecting business opportunities, decision making and its future direction. How?

One way is to address top energy officials at the 2nd Annual European Executive Summit on March 22-24, 2009 in Maynooth, Ireland.  The theme to illustrate this trend is “The Smart Utility and Energy Company-Smart Meters, Smart Utility, Smart Buildings, Smart Grid. How Smart is Your Company?”

On the first day of the conference, Battelle’s President of Energy Technology, Don McConnell, spoke about the directions for electric power systems in carbon restrained markets. McConnell discussed the period of unprecedented change facing energy systems due to a combination of market and regulatory forces.

In order to develop a smart grid in Ireland and other places during the next 20 years, electric power supply and management must be managed. It will be driven by the combined forces of increased demand, the necessary expansion of infrastructure, and increased pressure from climate change legislation to reduce overall carbon footprint for the entire power system.

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.

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