John Gornall Quoted in Atlanta Business Chronicle

AGG Partner John L. Gornall, Jr., is quoted in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article titled, “GE Bringing Smart Grid Division to Atlanta” that ran on Thursday, April 22, 2010. GE Energy plans to build a division in Marietta, Georgia, that will modernize the U.S.’s electric grid, lowering the cost and improving the efficiency of power generation and delivery. Smart-grid technologies also make the power grid more reliable and inclusive of renewable energy technologies like solar and wind power. The new division will bring 400 new jobs to metro Atlanta over the next three years and will use approximately 100,000 square feet at Eola Capital’s Parkwood Point. Mr. Gornall says that GE has been focusing on new technology to modernize the grid for the past two years because some of its largest customers would benefit. GE’s plans for a new division coincide with the federal government announcing $4 billion in grants for smart-grid technology, with most of the funding directed to utility companies. GE also plans to build a $15 million center of excellence in Georgia, which would train 260 engineers and software developers every year. To read the full article, please click here.

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