On Feb. 16, 2017, Itron President and CEO Philip Mezey will be an honored guest at Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, where he will participate in two events focused on issues affecting energy and water.
As a part of the institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Mezey will lead a discussion on “Energy & Water: Powering the Modern City," focusing on the intersection of energy and water management and the Internet of Things. During the sold-out event, Mezey will cover the challenges and opportunities utilities, cities and citizens face as they invest in infrastructure and think about the future of energy and water. He will specifically address how precious resources are being wasted and what technology and solutions can be applied to ensure sustainable cities in the future.
Secondly, Mezey will participate as a panelist during the special event, “Building a Resilient, Smart and Sustainable City: The Energy-Water Nexus.” The event will gather national thought leaders and distinguished guests as they discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the nexus of energy and water management, both nationally and in Pittsburgh. The evening event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Michael E. Webber, deputy director of the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, followed by a panel of industry experts including Mezey and leaders from the City of Pittsburgh, Peoples Natural Gas, Duquesne Light Company and Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College. Drs. Jared L. Cohon and Anna J. Siefken of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will moderate the session.
To learn more about CMU’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, visit https://www.cmu.edu/energy.