Energy Thought Summit 2020 Energy Thought Summit 2020
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Harnessing the Wind

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Gary Rackliffe
ABB, Vice President, Smart Grids and Grid Modernization North America

Gary Rackliffe is the ABB Vice President for Smart Grids and Grid Modernization North America.  He has been in this position since 2009 and leads ABB's smart grid initiatives in North America.  He also is the General Manager for the Smart Grid Center of Excellence located in Raleigh, North Carolina.   With 30+ years of electric grid transmission and distribution experience, Gary has been recognized as an industry leader on smart grid technologies.  He is the past chair of National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Smart Grid Council and is the Technical Advisor for the IEC US National Committee’s advisory group.


Both onshore and offshore, wind power is boldly taking the lead in the decarbonized energy transition. As utilities look to expand their wind energy portfolio, what are the key factors that they should consider?