BEN DC Monthly Speaker Series
April 18, 2014: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Grid Techologies with Jagoron Mukherjee
University of Chicago Office of Federal Relations
1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia
After a hiatus, we're excited to get our Speaker Series rolling again with one of our own, Jagoron Mukherjee. Here's an overview of his talk:
In the last few years, several billions of dollars have been invested in Smart Grid technologies in the US, spurred by the $3.4 billion ARRA grant and matching contribution by the private sector to a total expected amount of $8 billion.
However, there has been several deployment challenges from benefits realization to customer backlash. Since most of the Smart Grid developments in the US and even in the rest of the world have been driven by utilities Smart Grids have been perceived as generally poorly understood, and in many cases as a push by the utility industry onto the customers. Such a push has been viewed with a lack of understanding of the overall strategic purpose, importance and possibilities of a Smart Grid which has also limited their impact and the levels of investment.
An alternative approach for effectiveness and realizing the total benefits of a Smart Grid is to go beyond the utility - and view deployment as a part of the overall city strategy in conjunction with the utility strategy. In this presentation we show how such an approach is paving way for a successful Smart Grid deployment in a middle east city and how a top down approach linking city aspirations with utility aspirations can position a city to face its 21st century challenges.
Jagoron Mukherjee (Speaker)
Senior Associate, Strategy&
Jagoron (Jag) Mukherjee is a Senior Associate with Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) in the Energy, Chemicals, and Utilities practice where he focuses on the power and utilities sector. He has been a trusted business advisor with over 16 years of diverse experience in the energy sector in North America, Europe, and Asia. He advises large corporations on problems related to growth strategy, portfolio balancing, operations effectiveness. He is an international expert in Smart Grid strategy development working in the cross-section of end markets such as, utilities and the suppliers to these markets. Most recently, he has been advising on the integration on Smart Grid with other city services under a Smart City platform. Jagoron began his career as an engineer and has worked in product development, energy investments, and various advisory roles. He has an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Chicago Booth and an MS in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Claiborne Booker, '92