Saturday, October 16, 2010

GridWeek 2010 : The Mega Smart Grid Conference

GridWeek is one of the premiere Smart Grid Conferences that is held annually since 2007. Over the years the conference has become one of the "must-to-attend" event. Organized by top associations like GridWise Architecture Alliance, National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), American Public Power Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), and  Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), it covers diverse range of Smart Grid topics and pressing issues with its 40 + sessions in 4 days. Who's Who of the Industry, Government, NGOs, Media, Research Organization, Universities, Consumer Groups, and International organizations are attending the 4 day event that is being held at Washington DC between OCT 18 and 21. Almost every major Smart Grid company(Cisco, Itron, Oracle, A123 systems, ABB, Siemens, CapGemini, EMC2, Landys+Gyr, Toshiba, Trilliant, Wipro) in US and in the world is attending this global Smart Grid gathering. The conferences has themes focusing on almost all Smart Grid Stakeholders that includes Energy End Users, Smart Grid Vendors, Power Companies, Regulatory & Policy, Business & Investment, Telecom Companies, IT Companies, and International attendees.

Its 2010 focus themes and key questions it plans to address are :

Focus Themes
  • Engaging Consumers
  • Globalization of Smart Grid
  • Putting Smart Grid on Fast Track
Key Questions 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and U.S.Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra are going to address opening and closing Grid Week sessions.

Relevant News

GridWeek Leadership Awards to Recognize Five Innovators For Vision and Contributions to Advancing the Smart Grid

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra to Address Opening and Closing Days of GridWeek 2010 Smart Grid Conference

Senior Regulatory and Standards Energy Officials to Convene a Smart Grid “Acceleration Roundtable” at GridWeek 2010

GridWeek 2010 Features Widest Range of Smart Grid Programs and Speakers


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