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1st Smart Power Grid Technology Conference (SPGTC) Announces Program, Focuses on Critical Business and Technology Ecosystem Issues That Save Energy, Reduce Cost and Increase Reliability

Thursday May 12th at Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara

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SANTA CLARA, CA – April 6, 2011

The Smart Power Grid Technology Conference (SPGTC) today announced its program consisting of talks by industry experts highlighting critical technology and business issues related to Smart Power Grid. The conference is for technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and all industry professionals interested in understanding this important and fast growing technology sector. SPGTC will be held on Thursday May 12th, at the Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara. “The goal of SPGTC is to explore and highlight the full extent of Smart Power Grid technology and business ecosystem,” said Dr. Ali A. Iranmanesh, event producer. SPGTC covers all areas from Meter to inside the building and the Meter outside to the grid. In-home topics include discussions on home environmental monitoring and adjustment (lighting, temperature) as well as time of use control, monitoring and whole house data connectivity for entertainment/data collection. The Meter to grid side includes RF and data capture at the meter, remote and through line data collection, DBMS infrastructure, system security and billing/pro-active data control back to the individual units through the grid.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Program: 8:30 am-6:00 pm.
Exhibits: 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Speakers and Presentations

Enabling the Smart-Connected Home
Kishore Manghnani
Vice President, Communications and Consumer Business
The Role of Smart Lighting In The Smart Grid
Stewart Findlater
VP of Engineering
Redwood Systems
The TeMIX Protocol Standard: Transactive Energy Market Information Exchange - Opportunities for Intelligent Devices
Edward G. Cazalet
The Cazalet Group
The Transformation of Ratepayers into Customers
Tom D. Tamarkin
USCL, Corp. Carmichael
Technologies for the Smart Grid
William Kao
Clean Technology Consultant

Lucian Ion, Smart Grid Director at General Electric, and Ramesh Hariharan, Founder and President of CompuSharp are also scheduled to speak.

SPGTC Information

To register for SPGTC, please visit http://spgtc.eventbrite.com
Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available For information, please visit  http://www.spgtc.org/English/For_Sponsors/Sponsor_Opportunities.html
and http://www.spgtc.org/English/For_Sponsors/Exhibitor_Opportunities.html

The Smart Power Grid Technology Conference is organized and sponsored by the International Society for Quality Electronic Design. For more information, please visit the conference site at http://www.spgtc.org.

Media Contact

Georgia Marszalek
ValleyPR for SPGTC