The birthing of the Smart Grid is one of the most comprehensive, sweeping programs in US history, ultimately affecting everything from the way power is generated, distributed, controlled, and used, to the way users receive energy-related services, information, and billing.
Bringing such changes from the lab to main street on an extremely aggressive schedule mandates the development of a dizzying array of standards controlling every aspect of Smart Grid activity. The way we interface to our meters and utility companies, the way services are scheduled and coordinated, how we access out grid-related information, how we interact with smart devices, how devices communicate, how services and devices are certified for interoperability and function - these are but a sampling of the issues that will require standardization to take root in reality.
A huge amount of progress has been made since the last time the WCA Smart Grid SIG presented the status of activities in this arena in January 2010. Join us on May 23rd, in a joint event held onsite at ConnectivityWeek 2012, as we present a distinguished panel of experts who will:
- Update us on the current status of Smart Grid standardization activity
- Project the potential rate of development over the coming year
- Debate the relative merits, myths, and white elephants to help us discern the true state of maturity, and the near-term and long-term potential of this mammoth undertaking.
Erich Gunther - Moderator
Chief Technology Officer
Dean Prochaska - Speaker
National Coordinator for Smart Grid Conformance
Mary Ann Piette - Speaker
DRRC Research Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Toby Considine - Speaker
Rik Drummond - Speaker
CEO and Chief Scientist
Drummond Group Inc.
Aloke Gupta - Speaker