Commonwealth Edison CEO Anne Pramaggiore to Keynote Microgrid 2017

Aug. 1, 2017
Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of Commonwealth Edison, will present the luncheon keynote at Microgrid 2017 on Tuesday, November 7 in Boston.

Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of Commonwealth Edison, will present the luncheon keynote at Microgrid 2017 on Tuesday, November 7 in Boston.

Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd, to keynote Microgrid 2017

A recognized industry leader and voice for innovation, Pramaggiore will share insights on the evolution of the electric utility industry and the emergence of new technologies, including the role of distribution utilities in integrating microgrids into the larger grid.

A utility subsidiary of Exelon, ComEd delivers electricity to 3.8 million customers in Chicago and northern Illinois.

ComEd is known as a utility leader in microgrids for its work on a master microgrid controller, as well as the integration of solar plus storage for a planned community microgrid in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. The Department of Energy has awarded the utility two grants, totaling $5.2 million, for the projects.

Pramaggiore joined ComEd in 1998 to work on the company’s transition to competitive energy markets under the Illinois Consumer Choice Law of 1997. In her role as ComEd’s lead lawyer and as head of Regulatory Policy, she led major policy work around the restructuring of the Illinois electric industry.

In 2009, Pramaggiore was appointed as ComEd’s COO and became responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations on the electric grid and in customer operations. In that role, she led the company’s effort to set the legislative framework for ComEd’s smart grid build-out, a leading model nationally for modernizing one of the largest utility systems in the country.

Pramaggiore was promoted to her current position in February 2012. She is the first female to hold the post of president and CEO at the electric utility.

She is the first female to hold the post of president and CEO at the electric utility.

As featured keynote, Pramaggiore joins a vibrant line up of 60 panelists and speakers, who will participate in lively panel discussions, in-depth workshops, on-stage interviews, and extensive networking opportunities planned for the Nov. 6-8 event at the Boston Park Plaza.

Hosted by three organizations deeply committed to the advancement of microgrids — Microgrid Knowledge, Microgrid Resources Coalition, and International District Energy Association – Microgrid 2017 is positioned to be the microgrid event of the year.

Exhibit space is already sold out, and a waiting list has been established. The event organizers encourage those planning to attend to register soon. The venue has limited capacity.

At Microgrid 2017:

  • See some of the best microgrids, first-hand, in action, through guided tours of Boston-area microgrids that serve a medical center, university, pharmaceutical company and corporate headquarters.
  • Gain insight from world-class companies and institutions with operating microgrids. Panelists will answer such questions as: How do you optimize efficiency? What is your islanding strategy? What was the business case for deployment, and how do you interact with the local utility?
  • Find out how states are ushering in the microgrid era with grid modernization reforms. See the path ahead – including its bumps, curves and fast tracks — as described by a plenary panel of regulatory leaders. Discover how the microgrid community can inform, advise and support appropriate regulatory change.
  • Learn about market trends from some the largest energy infrastructure and technology companies, as Microgrid Knowledge interviews their key executives on stage. Which technologies will thrive? What business models will take hold? Who will lead, what partners will they choose, and how can you be among them?

To register or view the agenda, go to Microgrid2017. A limited number of discounted rooms are available at the Boston Park Plaza.

For sponsorship information, contact Kevin Normandeau, [email protected], (508) 259-8570.

About the Author

Elisa Wood | Editor-in-Chief

Elisa Wood is an award-winning writer and editor who specializes in the energy industry. She is chief editor and co-founder of Microgrid Knowledge and serves as co-host of the publication’s popular conference series. She also co-founded, where she continues to lead a team of energy writers who produce content for energy companies and advocacy organizations.

She has been writing about energy for more than two decades and is published widely. Her work can be found in prominent energy business journals as well as mainstream publications. She has been quoted by NPR, the Wall Street Journal and other notable media outlets.

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