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Today at the Photovoltaics World Conference: Keynote with Kurt E. Yeager

March 8, 2011 -- Can the electric power system be perfected? At the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo, collocated with the Photovoltaics World Conference and Expo, March 8-10 in Tampa, FL, the event will kick off with a keynote from Kurt E. Yeager, executive director of the Galvin Electricity Initiative. Yeager works with electricity experts, innovators and entrepreneurs to design and build Perfect Power System models of a smart, efficient electric power system.

The Galvin Electricity Initiative was formed in 2005, and Yeager joined shortly thereafter. He previously served as president and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), spending 30 years with the organization. Under his leadership, EPRI evolved from a nonprofit industry think tank to a family of companies that undertake proprietary and collaborative R&D for the electric power industry in the US and 40 other countries. Yeager also guided an industry-wide collaborative effort to address challenges and plan for the future of electric power.

Yeager has also served as director of energy research and development planning for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research. He holds a bachelor degree from Kenyon College and completed post-graduate studies in chemistry and physics at Ohio State and the University of California, Davis. He has also completed post-graduate management programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance.
Yeager is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and its Industry Advisory Board, and a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development. He has served on the executive board of the National Coal Council and the boards of the U.S. Energy Association, and the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing.

Attend the keynote at 3PM in Ballroom A-B; the event is open to all registered attendees.

David Wagman, chief editor, Power Engineering magazine and Renewable Energy World North America magazine, and committee chair of the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America Conference, will deliver the welcome address.

More information on the Conference Sessions can be found at

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