One of the most serious challenges facing our species is providing clean, reliable power to the globe's growing population.

Amidst this challenge, utilities are struggling to adapt to a rapidly morphing electrical grid packed with renewable energy -- and consumer choice.

It's the utilities, suppliers to the utilities, regulators and financiers that will make this happen. These stakeholders gather at Grid Edge World Forum 2016 in San Jose, Calif. next week to discuss and debate the issues and opportunities facing tomorrow’s distributed energy system, and examine the trends and innovation happening at the grid edge.

Here's why you should be there.

The utilities are attending

Representatives from PG&E, Southern California Edison, CPS Energy, Duke Energy, ComEd, ERCOT, EDF, RWE, Alliander and NRG Energy are just some of the utility folk you'll hear from at the event. In fact, 40 percent of registered attendees at Grid Edge World Forum are identified as utility representatives.

Global and star-studded

We truly have a global forum with attendees joining us from Europe, India, South America, Africa, North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with our list growing every day. We’ve also got an all-star speaker lineup with executives from PG&E, Google, Microsoft, Duke Energy, ComEd, New York Power Authority, EDF Innovation Lab and many more. International utilities such as EDF, RWE and Alliander will also be attending.

Grid edge expo 2016

We’re adding an expo/trade show element to this year's event -- in addition to our conference's deep knowledge dive with panelists and presentations. You can register for the expo-only portion of the event at an affordable admission price and still hobnob with all of our attendees.  

Presented by a team that knows this business

Conferences, trade shows and events tend to be put on by event experts -- and GTM is certainly that. But what differentiates a GTM event is that it is designed, planned and staffed by grid analysts and grid beat reporters.

And that ensures that when you attend the Grid Edge World Forum, your time will be spent confronting the crucial root issues facing this excitingly volatile market.

See you next week.