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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Who's Who of Smart Grid, Including 60 Utility Speakers, to Gather at GridWeek 9, 12-15, 2011


Published: Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 - 7:41 am
/PRNewswire/ -- Exactly who is the who's who of the Smart Grid? Those attending the fifth annual GridWeekconference in Washington, D.C. Utilities, regulators, policymakers, advocates and technology leaders from the U.S. and abroad will fill the halls of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Sept. 12-15 to chart the way forward for the Smart Grid.
With a focused effort placed on bringing utilities into these discussions, an advisory board of 14 stakeholder organizations secured 60 utility speakers for GridWeek -- representing one-third of the200+ speakers.
Sharing hands-on knowledge from global Smart Grid deployments, utility speakers will share what they've learned, challenges ahead, and next-step requirements in more than 40 unique sessions comprising GridWeek's agenda.
The Who's Who: In addition to utility speakers, GridWeek is bringing together the Smart Grid elite:
  • Regulators and consumer advocates: With representation from NARUC and FERC, as well as a variety of advocacy organizations, GridWeek is bringing consumer and regulatory topics to the forefront.
  • Analysts: With eight major analyst partnersGridWeek attendees can expect fresh research and perspectives.
  • International delegates: From senior vice presidents of utilities in Europe, to the highest energy officials and utility chief executives in India, GridWeek is gathering dozens of international delegates to deliver a broad global perspective.
"EEI has been proudly participating in GridWeek since its inception, and every year without fail I know we walk away from the week with unique insights and actionable approaches toward our crucial role in the grid's continuing evolution," said Chris Eisenbrey, Director, Business Information Group, Edison Electric Institute. "This year, GridWeek will again challenge attendees to think and learn more about how electric utilities are planning to transform the way the world thinks about energy, as well as how our industry is organizing itself to take advantage of this cross-cutting and disruptive movement."
For more information, visit: http://gridweek.com/2011/#about.
Clasma Events, Inc. specializes in strategic conferences at the center of the worldwide energy discussion. Focusing on Smart Grid, connectivity, and the new energy economy, Clasma's major events include ConnectivityWeek, GridWeek, and Grid-Interop.
Clasma, GridWeek, ConnectivityWeek, and Grid-Interop are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clasma International Corporation. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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