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On November 4, 2009, visionaries from the power, communications and IT industries will converge at the PG&E Auditorium in San Francisco to discuss the future of the smart grid at Greentech Media’s The Networked Grid conference.
The smart grid is rapidly moving beyond the household energy meter to an intelligent, information-rich networked grid. Meanwhile, the electric power industry is in the midst of a transformation to better suit the new applications that are helping to engineer its future. A smart grid transforms the way power is delivered, consumed and accounted for. The existing electric power grid was built to deliver power for mid-20th century requirements, unconcerned with GHG emissions and the emergence of intermittent, often distributed, renewable energy generation, while the smart grid is one that powers and anticipates the modern, internet-enabled home and business for the 21st century and beyond.
Greentech Media has assembled the most relevant, influential and diverse set of speakers together to discuss the topic of intelligently networking the electric grid. PG&E’s Andrew Tang, senior director, smart energy web, and Oracle’s Linda Jackman, vice president of product strategy and management, utilities business unit will deliver the morning and afternoon keynote speeches. Speakers from California’s big three utilities and its public utilities commission – PG&E, SDG&E, SCE and CPUC – will be joined by influential smart grid executives from companies such as ABB, Cisco, Control4, Coulomb Technologies, Enernex, Google, GridPoint, GTM Research, Intel, Oracle, Siemens, Silver Spring Networks, Stanford Research Institute, Tendril, Verizon Wireless.
The course these industry leaders are charting will be directly relevant to the electric grid for decades to come. Panel discussions will examine the next six years of the smart grid with insight into the infrastructure and service deployment plans utilities are beginning to roll out. Other discussions will involve the trends surrounding infrastructure technology, applications, policy, deployments and consumer adoption.
The smart grid of the future is being built and tested today. Discussions at The Networked Grid will have a direct impact on that future. Between the panel sessions on networking renewable energy to the cocktail reception at the day’s end, there will be ample opportunities to network amongst the innovative technology solution providers, thought-leading utilities, influential policy makers and leading industry analysts at The Networked Grid.
The conference promises to provide an informative, balanced and forward-looking day of information on trends surrounding infrastructure technology, applications, policy, deployments and consumer adoption. In addition, GTM Research will unveil the key findings of a new report focused on the North American Utility Smart Grid market outlook through 2015.
The next phase of the smart grid is just beginning, and it starts at The Networked Grid.