Curt Hébert of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC has been named by Smart Grid Today as one of the 50 Smart Grid Pioneers of 2013. SmartGridToday.com delivers comprehensive daily reporting on the modern utility industry and those named as Pioneers are the experts and risk-takers to whom the website turns to explain in detail the industry’s most newsworthy moves, insights, advances, setbacks and new concerns.
Honorees ranged from industry leaders working inside conglomerates such as General Electric and IBM to entrepreneurs at small firms like Retroficiency and TEMIX. Also included were utility executives, regulators and political figures working on smart grid solutions to electricity challenges around the world.
“These interviews reveal the details of this evolving industry from perspectives that give it depth, with guide markers on what works and warnings about where the risks lie,” Smart Grid Today Publisher Sam Spencer said. “We salute all the pioneers who are forging ahead and invite them to look to the 50 people in this report for guidance.”
Hébert, a partner in the Brunini Law Firm, former FERC chairman, former Mississippi state regulator and former Executive Vice President of Entergy Corporation commented, “I am honored to have been selected as a Smart Grid Pioneer. It is critical that we better understand the evolving needs of customers while also mitigating risks against cyber security on the electric grid. Reliable energy is essential to attracting necessary industry to our region and smarter networks provide more certainty to those industries.” Hébert is a visiting scholar with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he co-chairs the Energy Reliability Task Force and The Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative.
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Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry — in a signature format our founders have developed over decades in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day. Smart Grid Today is published by Modern Markets Intelligence, Inc.