Ben Gardner is President of Northeast Group, LLC, a smart infrastructure market intelligence firm. His primary area of expertise is smart grid infrastructure. Ben’s first smart grid project was back in 2005, helping an investor-owned utility complete business cases for smart metering, distribution automation and other initiatives. In 2009, he helped a client secure more than $150m in stimulus funding under the smart grid investment grant (SGIG) program. He now primarily advises Northeast Group’s clients on international opportunities. Prior to founding Northeast Group, Ben spent over five years as a management consultant in the Global Energy Practice at PA Consulting Group, based in Washington, DC. Before joining PA, he worked at DiamondCluster (now Oliver Wyman) in its Barcelona, Spain office. Ben has also been a frequent contributor to The Economist Group and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he concentrated in International Finance and Energy Policy.
Session name: Smart Metering Around The World