Connecting to the Smart Grid
Energy is becoming more of an expense for homeowners, building manager, industrial facilities, and city governments. As electricity consumers, these stakeholders are at the mercy of volatile energy prices. There’s no doubt that oil and gas prices will go up, and the historically low electricity prices we’ve seen in North America will not last forever.
Innovations in grid modernization, automation, and energy management systems have evolved to the point where energy consumers can take more control over their usage and costs for the first time. Connection to a smarter grid will increase these opportunities by orders of magnitude. But it can be confusing. Not only is innovation evolving at a rapid pace, but the standards related to these innovations are also being developed.
ConnectivityWeek will gather all the key stakeholders -- from utilities to technology companies and energy consumers -- to explore the value propositions, business cases, and technologies needed to successfully link buildings and infrastructure with the Smart Grid and help energy consumers take more control over their consumption. The conference will also explore the important ways in which the application of information and communications technology at the consumer’s premises can help maximize asset utilization to ensure comfort, security, and other benefits required by end users.
Who should attend?