PHOENIX, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interoperable Smart Grid applications have moved beyond talk and into real-world technology implementations. More than 100 expert speakers will gather at the fifth annual Grid-Interop in Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 5-8, to provide insights and lessons learned on interoperability progress and implementations to date.
New in 2011, the Grid-Interop Plug-In will provide a first-of-its-kind demonstration of Smart Grid interoperability in a literal show-and-tell of devices and systems in action – from the utility's back office to the residential consumer's thermostat.
The conference's robust agenda and speaker line-up will cover critical areas of progress:
- Information interoperability: How utilities and vendors are ensuring the accurate and timely flow of information among systems to deliver real benefits.
- Architecture: Innovative architectural models, data management to create business value, the integration of legacy systems, and more.
- Business and policy: Issues involving business processes, regulation, and customer interactions at the highest level of the GridWise Architecture Council's (GWAC) interoperability stack.
- Cross-cutting issues: Issues that cut across many Smart Grid domains and topics, including cyber security, end-to-end interoperability, and the developing Smart Grid Interoperability Maturity Model.
"Since its inception, Grid-Interop has been responsible for many of the industry's greatest successes related to the progress of Smart Grid interoperability," said Erich Gunther, chair, GWAC. "Grid-Interop continues to serve as the forum where interoperability leaders meet with their peers, get up to speed on industry best practices, and roll up their sleeves to accelerate real progress."
Held in partnership with GWAC and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), Grid-Interop has been at the forefront of interoperability for five years, providing an educational and collaborative forum for the government and technical community to help solve the grid's greatest technical challenges. In fact, for this reason, Grid-Interop was chosen for SGIP's formational meeting in 2009 and continues to host SGIP meetings today.
Organizations can still participate in the Grid-Interop Plug-In by signing up this week.
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