Steve Mitnick is President of Lines Up, Inc., Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly, author of “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.”
Columbus was a timely location for the National Association of State Legislators' Smart Communities Summit. In May, it took place just before the IllumiNation Energy Summit — hosted by AEP, Ohio State University, Battelle and Smart Columbus — and right across the street.
The NCSL Summit featured sessions on creating the smart community, catalyzing smart transportation technology in Ohio, partnerships to connect communities, smart communities - privacy and data security, and smart communities - an actionable framework. PUF was in attendance and nearly forty state senators and representatives from across the country.
PUF caught up with four state legislators from Florida, South Carolina, Utah and Washington State. Their perspectives are in the interviews below for you to check out.
State Legislators' Smart Communities Summit conversations: