The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Announces Its Three-part "Smart Grid, Technology and Colorado" Series, Kicking Off September 30th With Keynote Speaker Luke Clemente of General Electric

September 23, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Denver, CO, September 23, 2009 The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) will be offering a three-part series this fall, "Smart Grid, Technology and Colorado." The announcement is made by Christine Shapard, founding Executive Director of the CCIA who says, "We are pleased to announce the kickoff session in our series, Smart Grid: The Vision, on Wednesday, September 30, 7:30 a.m., at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce offices." 

Colorado is a unique center of excellence for smart grid deployments, research expertise and public-private collaborations. Smart grid technologies hold the potential to dramatically decrease energy consumption, reduce peak loads and tap Colorado's abundant renewable resources. When fully integrated, these technologies will fundamentally change the way we create, deliver and use energy.  Join the CCIA to hear from the technology leaders whose vision is driving the smart grid revolution.

Session One on September 30 is hosted by Fairfield and Woods, P.C., and includes:

* Keynote Speaker:   Luke Clemente, General Manager, Smart Grid, General Electric Corporation

* Moderator:   Peter Edwards, Fairfield and Woods, P.C.

* Panelists:  

John LoPorto, CEO, PowerTagging

Carl Lawrence, CEO, EEtrex (formerly Hybrids Plus)
Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril Networks

Dick DeBlasio, Principal Laboratory Program
Manager, NREL

Registration is required by contacting Shelly Curtiss at 303-623-2690 or CCIA members attend free of charge; $50 for non-members. Subsequent sessions in the series are scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, and Tuesday, November 10. A breakfast buffet is provided at each of the sessions. Note space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

About the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association represents the interests of the state's cleantech industry. Its mission is to further establish Colorado as a world leader in clean technology by providing representation and advocacy, a unified voice, relevant programming and capacity development. For more information, visit

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Christine Shapard, CCIA Executive Director, 303-623-2690,