Linda R. Evers Discussed Smart Grid Benefits at National Bar Association Convention

READING, PA, August 10, 2011 – Linda R. Evers, Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Energy, Communications and Public Utility Group, presented on the environmental benefits of the smart grid during the National Bar Association’s 86th Annual Convention from July 31 to August 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ms. Evers discussed the various capabilities of the smart grid, such as its response to system disturbances and its capacity for active consumer participation, in addition to its environmental benefits such as its ability to reduce greenhouse gases, decrease power consumption and improve air quality.

Ms. Evers represents public utilities and other companies in matters before governmental and regulatory agencies, including the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Prior to joining Stevens & Lee, she served as long-time in-house counsel for FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, one of the largest utilities in the nation.

Ms. Evers provides insight on regulatory smart grid cases on the state and federal levels. She is a participating member of the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a national working group which advises regulatory agencies on national smart grid standards, and attended the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners “Smart Grid School” sponsored by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Ms. Evers is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, the Minority Bar Committee of the Pennsylvania bar Association and the Energy Bar Association and The Forum of Executive Women, as well as a number of community organizations. Ms. Evers is a former member of Corporate Counsel Women of Color® and the Electric Regulatory Committee of the Energy Association of Pennsylvania. She holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and a B.S. from Northwestern University.