The 2013 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum

June 17–19, 2013

SAVE THE DATE:  Utility of the Future Leadership Forum June 2-4, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C.

Featured guest speakers at the 6th Annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum included:

  • Nick Akins, President & CEO, AEP
  • Joe Rigby, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, PEPCO Holdings
  • Ken DeFontes, CEO, BGE
  • Robert Shapard, Chairman & CEO, Oncor

Energy and utility leaders face dramatic changes. Global economic turmoil, regulatory uncertainty, shifting demand, and the expanding role of natural gas are at the forefront. At the same time, policy makers and the public are frequently at odds; investors and companies have vastly different time horizons; sovereign debt and partisan gridlock put business decisions at risk. How can energy leaders manage through this turbulence?

DNV GL's Utility of the Future Leadership Forum offered perspectives to help guide the strategic decisions for utility and energy leaders and enable them to manage change. 

The Forum was held June 17–19, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. 

Forum advisors
DNV GL’s industry advisors play a key role in shaping the forum agenda, recruiting speakers, and helping to develop a meaningful and compelling discussion. The 2013 Forum advisors are: 


Bob Balzar, Vice President, Tennessee Valley Authority
Helen Bremner, Executive Vice President, Enmax
Lisa Johnson, Senior Vice President, Power Supply, ODEC  
Chuck Meyer, President, Western Energy Institute  


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