HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The eighth annual Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium is set to take place on October 15, 2018 in Houston, Texas. The event will focus on engaging customers on the journey to grid modernization and cover such topics as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) education, optimizing smart grid investments, and innovative ways of engaging and empowering consumers.
For nearly a decade, the Symposium has attracted the nation’s leaders in smart grid education. This year’s event, which is set to take place at CenterPoint Energy’s corporate headquarters, will highlight the importance of customer education and community and stakeholder collaboration for the advancement and adoption of new technologies.
During a time when customers play a critical role in technology investment and adoption, this year's event also takes on the topic of the "utility of the future" and preparing for the next-generation utility-customer relationship.
“With the race to the utility of the future, this is an exciting time to be discussing innovative approaches to customer education and technology trends,” said Juliet Shavit, Founder of SmartEnergy IP. “The customer plays a critical role in the definition of requirements around the utility of the future. Engaging with customers to partner on technology innovation and adoption will lead us all to a better, brighter tomorrow.”
The Honorary DeAnn T. Walker, Chairman of the Texas Public Utility Commission, will keynote the event.
For more information about the event and to register, visit www.smartgridcustomereducation.com.
About SmartEnergy IP™
SmartEnergy IP is a strategic communications and research organization within SmartMark Communications dedicated to helping articulate the benefits of energy technology investment and innovation for consumers. As utilities implement smart energy initiatives – from smart meters to dynamic pricing programs – there are ways to ensure that customers are best prepared to make smart energy choices and positively support these roll outs.
Furthermore, as utilities develop their roadmap for the future, SmartEnergy IP helps utilities and stakeholders define the technology and business requirements necessary to develop and implement customer-focused programs that benefit communities and meet policy goals.
For more information, visit: www.smartenergy-ip.com.