RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On February 27-28, Smart Grid Update will host a myriad of leading utilities at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in Raleigh, NC, to discuss the latest developments in distribution automation strategies.
Distribution automation (DA) encompasses a range of technologies and applications that promise to cut operating costs, improve reliability and increase energy efficiency. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration statistics, reducing distribution losses in the U.S. by just 1% would save about 2.5TWh of electricity.
Smart Grid Update is acting host of this year’s 2nd Annual Smart Grid Distribution Automation conference, and their expertise, reach and insight has helped to craft the most developed agenda to date in the space. With months of research compiled into two highly interactive days, the attendees will learn the latest trends affecting distribution automation. There will be a focus on practical advice and business opportunities, including case studies from the most successful utility DA projects currently being rolled out.
Speaker highlights include:
- Duke Energy will be discussing the expectations and benefits of using a DMS for optimization and operational problem solving.
- Pacific Gas & Electric Company will be giving an overview on their creation of a first of its kind distribution test yard for smart grid applications and equipment testing.
- S&C Electric will present on the large scale energy storage systems in the smart power grid – including reliability aspects and operational challenges.
- APS will present the APS Community Power Project, the nation’s most comprehensive DA project. The U.S. DOE funded pilot is testing the effects of a high-penetration of distributed solar and other technologies on the grid in order to optimize it for a solar future.
Other experts from the U.S. Department of Energy, Dominion, S&C Electric, Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Rolta, Pike Research, Silver Spring Networks, GTM Research, Power Analytics and Missouri University of Science and Technology will also be sharing their insights over two days designed to cover all the essential areas of distribution automation.
“Our whole goal with this event is to create a high-level discussion around the challenges and opportunities facing distributed energy. Attendees will leave with clear strategies to implement as soon as they return to the office,” said Global Director of Events, Ashley Daugherty.
Full information, including a complete agenda and speaker roster can be found at http://www.smartgridupdate.com/distributionautomation.