Smart Grid Makes Appearance at Consumer Electronics Show Join industry experts at the Smart Grid Homes Summit as they explore the Smart Grid's impact on the consumer electronics industry

DALLAS, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clasma Events announced today that it will bring together experts from the consumer electronics, electric utility, government and research sectors to discuss Smart Grid opportunities for the home during a half-day summit on January 8, 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV.

The "Smart Grid Homes" (SGH) Summit will address everything from Smart Grid basics, to the nitty-gritty details on how the Smart Grid will enable the connected home of the future and provide a platform for business growth similar in magnitude to that of the Internet.

As millions of smart meters are installed across the U.S., electricity consumers will have more real-time access to their energy use and cost data, and technology companies are already marketing products that will communicate with smart meters to help people manage their energy use. These products include displays, monitors, smart appliances and even applications for iPhones and Androids.  

Pike Research estimates that the revenue opportunities for Smart Grid service providers will increase from $2.2 billion in 2009 to $4.9 billion by 2016. As consumer electronics companies race to get a piece of this multi-billion-dollar Smart Grid pie, Clasma is bringing together top experts to answer the industry's most pressing questions. With 15 speakers participating, SGH attendees will hear from:

  • Brian Markwalter, vice president of technology and standards, Consumer Electronics Association;
  • Dr. George Arnold, national coordinator for Smart Grid interoperability, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST);
  • Jason Few, president, Reliant Energy; and
  • Many more. A full list of speakers is available at:  http://www.smartgridhomes.net/2011/#speakers.

"As Smart Grid technologies are deployed, there is tremendous opportunity to make the home smarter, more efficient and more cost-effective for consumers," said Anto Budiardjo, president, Clasma Events. "With many emerging Smart Grid players attending CES, there is no better place to co-locate this event. If you're a consumer electronics company that's not playing in the Smart Grid space today, you will be tomorrow. And SGH is the ideal forum to learn about the vast and evolving business opportunities within the growing Smart Grid sector."

Sponsors of the SGH Summit represent two key players in the Smart Grid homes space and include: LG, a major manufacturer of consumer electronics and household appliances, and Marvell, a provider of semiconductors that enable home area networks.

To register for the summit, visit www.SmartGridHomes.net and click on registration.

About Clasma Events:

Clasma Events, Inc. is a global event company specializing in strategic conferences at the center of the worldwide energy discussion. With a finger on the pulse of leading industry technologies and trends, Clasma provides a stage for collaboration and cooperation among industry thought leaders at the forefront of the smart energy movement.  Focusing on Smart Grid, connectivity, and the new energy economy, Clasma's major events include ConnectivityWeek, GridWeek, and Grid-Interop. More information on Clasma is available at www.clasma.com.

Clasma, GridWeek, ConnectivityWeek, and Grid-Interop are registered trademarks of Clasma International Corporation. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Clasma Events



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