DALLAS, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clasma Events announced today that the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will join GridWeek's advisory board as one of 12 major partners. The nonprofit and government entities comprising this group work together collaboratively to ensure a robust conference agenda that covers the most pressing industry issues and opportunities.
"Utility commissioners play an important role in how Smart Grid evolves, and NARUC is pleased to become a part of the collaborative process that helps shape GridWeek's agenda," said NARUC President Tony Clark of North Dakota. "We also hope to encourage broad regulatory participation in GridWeek discussions during this critical time in the evolution and modernization of our grid."
GridWeek is the only event with a proven history of attracting the complete diversity of global Smart Grid stakeholders to define strategies for energy business, policy, and solutions and help set the agenda for grid advancement.
Now in its fifth year, GridWeek provides the opportunity for utilities, policymakers, regulators, technology companies, and non-profit organizations to participate in game-changing discussions, network with industry thought leaders, and identify business opportunities, while helping navigate the way forward for the Smart Grid industry.
GridWeek 2011 will focus on "The Way Forward," addressing strategies for energy business, policy, and solutions. Each day will tackle a major topic: Looking Forward, Strategic Solutions, and State of Deployments.
NARUC joins the growing list of GridWeek partners, including: the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, Edison Electric Institute, American Public Power Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Utilities Telecom Council, Galvin Electricity Initiative, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, GridWise Architecture Council, and Electric Power Research Institute.
GridWeek will take place Sept. 13-15 in Washington, D.C.
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