From analytics to demand response and more, software is what makes the smart grid truly smart. On May 5-7, utility leaders and IT professionals will gather in Orlando, Florida to discuss trends in smart grid software, share best practices, and learn about next-generation technology to help utilities maximize benefits from smart grid initiatives.
Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, will deliver the keynote address. Breakout sessions will address core utility business and operations questions, such as:
- What happens when a utility integrates SCADA, AMI and demand response to create virtual power plants and new business models?
- How are utilities actively managing rooftop photovoltaic and other distributed resources to avoid voltage surges and transformer overloads?
- How do can utilities maximize the business value from smart meters, grid sensors and operational data?
- Why are top utilities turning to the cloud to increase profits and improve operations? When does it make sense to leverage the cloud?
Siemens provides many IT solutions that optimize grid information and communication -- especially EnergyIP, the leading platform for smart grid applications (by eMeter, a Siemens Business). This conference will feature updates and tips about these products and services.
Follow the conference online. Several sessions will be livestreamed. (Streaming info will be announced soon.) Also, the Smart Grid Watch blog will be posting previews of several sessions.
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