Utilities across the globe continue to combat shared industry challenges such as economic and regulatory constraints, the expanding role of natural gas, shifting demands and the effective management of customer engagement. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability aims to address these and other issues at its upcoming 6th Annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum 6th Annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum to be held June 17-19, 2013 near Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

The forum attracts top business, financial and policy leaders who exchange ideas and strategies for creating a path toward a secure, sustainable, and profitable energy future. This year’s panelists will discuss unfolding trends including grid modernization, microgrids, leveraging investments and opportunities for retail marketers in renewable and alternative energy generation. A detailed forum agenda and registration information are available at www.dnvkema.com/UofF2013.

“Addressing current industry challenges and analyzing how to best overcome these challenges in the near and long-term future is the premier goal of the forum,” said Hugo van Nispen, chief operating officer, Americas, DNV KEMA.

Forum speakers span the energy value chain, from IOUs to Renewable Energy Providers and Policy Makers. The 2013 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum agenda was developed by an advisory panel that includes Bob Balzar, vice president, Tennessee Valley Authority; Lisa Johnson, senior vice president, Power Supply, OEDC; Chuck Meyer, president, Western Energy Institute; and Helen Bremner, executive vice president, Enmax.