WADE Annual Conference and Joint Meeting with the Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative

Independence from Inefficient Power Systems Declared
The Decentralized Energy Revolution is Underway and to be the Focus of
WADE Annual Conference and Joint Meeting with the Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative

Online PR News – 06-July-2013 – November 19-21 | Boston, Massachusetts – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC - There is a revolution underway in the way that the world will produce and deliver electricity supplies. Decentralized generation offers numerous economic and environmental benefits and can produce clean and reliable power at a cost that is rapidly falling. The traditional utility business model is being questioned by investors, consumers and regulators. The U.S. energy and natural gas supply outlook has never been brighter, with long term abundant supplies and moderate prices. Over 60 GW of older coal fired generation will be retired in the coming years. President Obama has announced a goal of delivering 40 GW of CHP by 2020. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, decentralized power is the key to greater reliability and resiliency for the region and the world. There is no greater opportunity in the world for decentralized energy than in the Northeast of the U.S.

The Response

Connecticut has launched the nation's first incentive program for promoting microgrids
Massachusetts has instituted regulatory proceedings evaluating grid modernization and distributed generation resources
New Jersey is creating a provision for cogeneration in the RPS program
New York State has expanded incentives for CHP projects and is developing a green bank for promoting resilient energy infrastructure
The NYS 2100 Commission Report, a who's who of industry experts appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, called for expanding deployment of distributed energy resources in New York State.

Christoph Burger, author of The Decentralized Energy Revolution, will be among the featured speakers at the WADE Annual Conference and Joint Meeting with the Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from November 19-21. For more information visit http://www.conference.localpower.org

WADE is a global non-profit research, promotion and advocacy organization established in June 2002 to accelerate the worldwide deployment of decentralized energy systems. WADE is the world's leading organization focused on advancing clean and efficient decentralized energy technology in developed as well as developing countries around the world. For more information about WADE please go to http://www.localpower.org.