Tackling the Smart Grid Value Challenge
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Tackling the Smart Grid Value Challenge:
Managing Utility and Industry Complexity
The utility industry is facing complexity on two levels. The external complexities of a changing energy industry -- including policy uncertainty and the falling price of natural gas -- as well as the internal complexities of managing their own Smart Grid systems -- complete with a broader system view, big data, and cyber security challenges.
Today’s utility professionals are buried in the day-to-day challenges of managing new Smart Grid systems, while evaluating Smart Grid’s future amidst changing industry dynamics.
GridWeek will explore how -- despite complexity -- utilities can derive value from: (1) existing Smart Grid systems and (2) future Smart Grid investments. These issues will be explored in tracks dedicated to:
- Big drivers, including global and industry challenges and opportunities
- Utility business, including intra-utility challenges, such as value creation, new business models, and managing system complexity
- Showcase, providing a closeup view of Smart Grid progress to date
International Audience Adds Perspective
Connecting U.S. Solution Providers with Global Customers
As utilities grapple with new industry and utility challenges, GridWeek is gathering the largest-to-date delegation of international Smart Grid experts in 2012 as part of the Department of Commerce (DOC) International Buyer Program (IBP). The international delegation at GridWeek will:
- Offer insights and lessons learned from global deployments that have overcome similar complexities -- with at least one non-U.S. participant on each GridWeek panel.
- Include international utility buyers looking to understand U.S. technologies and best practices.
- Provide opportunities for global networking and relationship building.
Once a year, leaders gather in Washington DC at the only international conference focused on Smart Grid.
A must for Utilities...
- US Utility executives
- Global Utility leaders
- Public and private Utilities
- National, state & local
- Policy makers
- Regulators & commissioners
- Integrators & consultants
- Power & technology vendors
- Innovators and R&D
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