Steve, as a media partner for the event, The Energy Collective was also invited to attend (and I was there). I've been tracking the utility industry for quite some time, and I have to disagree with your opinions on their level of adaption to the new realities of technology, customer engagement, and even an understanding of the urgency of climate change. No one could expect a highly regulated industry to be among the first to "disrupt" the status quo, but in the past two years the industry by and large has embraced increased efficiency, smart metering, new social initiatives like Green Button (see Jim Pierobon's post above) and at the same time continued to heat homes, light buildings and provide the basic services fostered by a functioning grid. I particularly noted from the presentations the fact that 40% of all new energy is now coming from renewable sources, and that investment in wind and solar is now at an all-time high, spurred in no small part from utility acceptance and investment. The real impediment to further innovation at this point is, in my opinion, not with the utilities but with the regulators, who need to give the utilties greater freedom to innovate and to embrace the novel business models of companies like OPower, which you mention. Perhaps your criticism might be better focused on those friction points.