PISCATAWAY, N.J.--()--IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, today announced its first Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, to be held January 19-21, 2010 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conference center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This groundbreaking event brings together a highly regarded roster of Smart Grid visionaries, industry experts, and researchers to share insight and vision into Smart Grid advancements and related emerging technologies.
“The IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies marks a historic milestone in the process of moving Smart Grid from the abstract into the concrete”
Open to executives from the power, energy, communications, IT/computing industries, as well as government and academia, attendance at this important event is essential for anyone interested in Smart Grid technologies and their deployment.
NOTE: All registrations for the IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies must be completed by January 8, 2010. Additional information, including the full conference program and registration details, can be found at: http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/isgt/2010/.
“The IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies marks a historic milestone in the process of moving Smart Grid from the abstract into the concrete,” said Wanda Reder, President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society 2008-2009, and Chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Task Force. “Bringing together the best and brightest minds enables us to realize real, substantive gains in Smart Grid technology development. Successful Smart Grid deployment is imperative, not just in the U.S. but around the globe, and this event is an important step in the fulfillment of that mandate.”
A diverse lineup of Smart Grid authorities and experts, as well as visionaries and innovators from the academic, industrial, and public sectors have been confirmed for the IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies. Keynote speakers include:
The conference agenda also features remarks and presentations from leading organizations and institutions, including Panasonic, U.S. Department of Energy, Honeywell, University of Illinois, Duke Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Carnegie Mellon University, PEPCO, GE, NIST, and Cisco. Sessions and topics scheduled for discussion during the conference include Smart Grid implementation, cyber and physical security, wind energy integration, and consumer concerns and education.
The IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies marks an unparalleled level of collaboration and cooperation between leading energy, technology, and standards organizations. Hosted by NIST, the conference is sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the IEEE Computer Society (CS), the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and IEEE-USA.
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About IEEE Power & Energy Society
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power & energy for the betterment of society and a trusted resource dedicated to the technical, informational, networking and professional development needs of its members. With over 24,000 members around the globe representing every facet of the electric power and energy industry, PES is at the forefront of the rapidly changing technological advancements that impact everyone’s future. PES celebrated its 125th year of service in 2009. Additional information on IEEE PES can be found at: http://www.ieee-pes.org/.