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Aneesh Chopra is this nation’s first Chief Technology Officer and the Associate Director for Technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology.
He’s smart-grid-aware and has spoken in the past about seeking to accelerate the smart grid through innovation enabled by open standards. His office is “extraordinarily concerned about cybersecurity in the grid.” He’s also demand response-savvy or at least understands the term. According to Chopra, “FERC claims we can lower energy consumption with demand response by 20 percent.” That number might be a bit enthusiastic, but at least Chopra has some smart grid spirit.