As the electricity industry evolves into the Energy 2.0 marketplace with increasingly empowered consumers, higher percentages of renewable energy, more electric vehicles on the roadways, and new utility-end user relationship models, the role of regulation and government must adapt to support and facilitate the evolution of this new market.

Whether it’s incentives that promote innovation in application development -- like the DOE’s “Apps for Energy” competition -- or regulation and standards that support energy independence, cyber security, interoperability, and reliability of affordable electricity supply, the government has a critical role to play.

ConnectivityWeek will bring electricity suppliers, end users, technology players and government to the table to paint a clear picture of Energy 2.0 now and in the future, and help policymakers and regulators understand their role in this new energy landscape.