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NEWS: Davies Consulting Partner Miki Deric to Moderate Grid Resiliency Panel at EEI Annual Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 6, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Davies Consulting, LLC:  Julie Clendenin, (301) 652-4535, jclendenin@daviescon.com

Chevy Chase, MD, 6/06/2014 – On Monday June 9, Davies Consulting managing partner Miki Deric will facilitate a CEO panel discussion titled Grid Resilience: Preparing for Uncertainty as part of the Edison Electric Institute’s 2014 Annual Convention in Las Vegas.  The panel includes four CEOs whose companies have extensive experience dealing with severe storms:

  • Leo Denault, Chairman and CEO, Entergy
  • John McAvoy, President and CEO, Consolidated Edison
  • John Ramil, President and CEO, TECO Energy
  • Joe Rigby, Chairman, President and CEO, Pepco

Each will speak from real-world experience leading companies through storm response and other grid resiliency challenges.  As the frequency and intensity of severe weather increases, this is a hot topic for today’s utilities, their customers and shareholders, as well as regulators.

Electric utilities place a high priority on ensuring safe, reliable power, striving to reduce outage frequency and durations in the wake of extreme events.  Mr. Deric will facilitate discussion of resiliency and storm hardening efforts in the wake of high-impact storms like Katrina and Sandy.  The panel will focus on how utilities are addressing grid reliability and customer expectations through infrastructure investments intended to minimize storm impacts and through collaboration with stakeholders (including government) to prepare for extreme events.

For more than 10 years, Mr. Deric has been working with utilities in every region of the U.S. to help them address these types of challenges.  As a member of The GridWise Alliance Board of Directors, he is well-versed in resiliency issues and understands the complexities of utility planning and operations.

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About Davies Consulting (www.daviescon.com)

Davies Consulting is an international strategy and management consulting firm with more than 20 years of energy industry experience.  With core business expertise in utility asset management, emergency management, and regulatory support, the firm takes a practical approach to strategic issues, developing dynamic solutions that integrate operational objectives, regulatory requirements, financial goals, and diverse stakeholder expectations. 

Davies Consulting helps utilities balance risk, cost, and performance to enhance organizational effectiveness.  The firm equips clients with leading practice expertise, analytical support, and business process advice that ensures high levels of preparedness and performance enterprise-wide.

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