REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Fall 2010 Smart Grid RoadShow
November 2-3, 2010 • The Nines Hotel • Portland, Oregon USA
Register Today for the Electric Utility Industry's Premier Smart Grid and Grid Transformation Conference!
The Fall 2010 Smart Grid RoadShow, the 5th semi-annual installment of this unique conference series, will continue to deliver on its reputation as the highest quality event of its kind, focused exclusively on Grid Transformation and Smart Grid initiatives.
Co-hosted by the Bonneville Power Administration and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the special significance of this geographical venue is underscored by the many pioneering contributions and initiatives sponsored and implemented by these world-renowned organizations. Together with the many utilities and suppliers native to the 5-state Pacific Northwest region, a substantial portion of the foundational research, development and testing of Grid Transformation concepts and Smart Grid technologies created over the past two decades is rooted in their unwavering regional, national and international efforts to foster a smarter, more efficient system that matches the growing demands for clean, safe and reliable power today, as well as tomorrow!
Many of these initiatives are exemplified by the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, which serves as a centerpiece for the Portland conference. Participants from all facets of the project will be on hand to share their experiences to date as well as their plans for the future of this unique and diverse project initiative*.
(*Special Luncheon Panel: This project will be further detailed in a special interactive luncheon panel on the second day of the 2-day event with representatives from utility, supplier and other participating organizations with panelists to be announced soon!)
Register now to get in on the Early Bird Registration discount and special $149** room rate at the conference hotel in downtown Portland.
**Basic room rate; does not include taxes, etc.
Hear what our host organizations have to say about the upcoming conference…
|Terry Oliver, BPA||
The Bonneville Power Administration was one of the early originators of Smart Grid with our EnergyWeb concept featured in a 2001 issue of Wired magazine. Since then we have advanced the use of synchrophasors for grid management and, with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, tested advanced Smart Grid concepts in the Olympic Peninsula GridWise Demonstration Project. These key advances effectively illustrated the potential; now we need to test the business models.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we're building on our legacy of energy efficiency and reliability, adding new goals of integrating large amounts of variable renewable generating resources, while continuing to advance national and industry challenges such as interoperability and standardization. And through these efforts we are building a more complete understanding of the costs and benefits of Smart Grid applications at an appropriate scale.
The sessions comprising the Portland Smart Grid RoadShow Conference program will give all attendees a better understanding of Smart Grid benefits and challenges and also how to apply real-world experiences and lessons learned by others from across the industry. I hope you will join us for this insightful and informative event.
The Pacific Northwest has a long history of leading and advancing what is characterized today as the “Smart Grid.” This region pioneered many of the advanced phasor monitoring and controls on the Northwest transmission system that substantially influenced the current spread of phasor concepts and tools across the North American power system. Regional initiatives in the 1980s and 1990s that focused on energy efficiency as a means of addressing power supply requirements influenced many of the early demand management and response concepts that are central to the Department of Energy’s GridWise Program innovations and the subsequent regional Smart Grid demonstrations being implemented in 2010 and beyond.
The Portland Smart Grid RoadShow Conference will provide a venue to better understand the current and emerging deployments of Smart Grid activities across the entire Pacific Northwest power system, from transmission to distribution and through to consumers. Participants will learn the benefits achieved in current deployments and hear about new value streams being tested in upcoming Pacific Northwest Smart Grid investments at virtually every level of energy and utility enterprise operations.
|Carl Imhoff, PNL|
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