A plug for the panel session that I'm moderating at Teledata's Technology Convergence Conference in Santa Clara on February 23rd...
I'll have a great set of panelists on the dais, including Lee Cooper from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Mary Medeiros McEnroe from Silicon Valley Power, and Derek Schwartz from the Green Data Center Alliance. (Derek is also moderating a panel later in the day.)
We'll be taking a swing at a couple of subject areas, including the marketing and outreach difficulties that utility programs have to overcome to have a successful energy efficiency program for data centers and IT infrastructure.
I expect we'll tease out some truisms about the utility market; here's one - municipal utilities like Silicon Valley Power may have more leeway to offer creative programs than investor-owned utilities subject to regulatory oversight (like PG&E).