Linda R. Evers Presents at the Smart Energy International Conference

READING, PA, November 3, 2011 – Linda R. Evers, Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Energy, Communication and Public Utility Group, discussed smart grid privacy issues at the Smart Energy International 2011 Conference October 24-26, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.

Ms. Evers outlined various regulatory proceedings by the Department of Energy and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that are related to smart grid privacy. She also talked about smart grid privacy issues unfolding throughout the country and gave an overview of smart grid best practices.

Ms. Evers represents public utilities and other companies in matters before governmental and regulatory agencies. 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.