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Chicago, IL, United States, 2011/09/29 - The 100% online conference will feature key technology experts, thought leaders, and business executives discussing critical challenges, market drivers, and opportunities for the global smart grid industry - SmartGridObserver.com.
Key technology innovators and utilities will be gathering online on Thursday, October 27 during the Smart Grid Virtual Summit to discuss the most recent challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in the global effort to deploy smart grid networks.
The one-day, 100% online conference will zero in on optimal communications infrastructures for the smart gird, business models, home area network integration, customer engagement, cutting-edge demand response applications, and more.
“It’s an opportunity to conveniently get up to speed on the most recent advances in the smart grid industry,” says Daniel Coran, program manager and editor of The Smart Grid Observer. “The online format makes it easy to participate, interact, and learn from industry practitioners at the forefront of smart grid deployment.”
Companies scheduled to present include DTE Energy, Verizon Wireless, Tropos Networks, Ambient, Bridge Energy Group, Trilliant, Energate, Pike Research, and others. The emphasis throughout is on key case studies and take-aways from deployments to date.
“This format works very well and is a great opportunity to share ideas globally,” says Jennifer Gordon, Smart Metering Coordinator, Halton Hills Hydro, commenting on last year’s Summit. “It’s well organized, and the case studies are a great way to move beyond theory to understand what is actually being done by peers in the industry."
“Attendees just need a broadband connection and computer to participate in the Virtual Summit,” says Coran. “We’ve made the program as flexible as possible to accommodate people’s schedules and the full range of issues facing the industry.”
Utility companies who have participated in previous Smart Grid Virtual Summits include AEP, AES, Avista, Midwest ISO, Hydro Ottawa, EnerNOC, Southern Company, Constellation Energy, PNNL, Toronto Hydro, Halton Hills Hydro, BC Hydro, CPS Energy, Glendale Water & Power, Florida Power & Light, and many others.
The online conference is organized by The Smart Grid Observer, a weekly e-publication covering smart grid market trends, technology developments, deployments, and business issues worldwide. Subscribers to The Smart Grid Observer are entitled to a 20% discount off the regular registration rate.
To learn more about the Smart Grid Virtual Summit, visit smartgrid-vsummit.com. To receive a complimentary subscription to The Smart Grid Observer, visit smartgridobserver.com/.