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How will the rollout of electric vehicles (EVs) impact utilities? What are the challenges, and supporting technologies, related to integrating EVs onto the smart grid? Senior executives from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison, Northeast Utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric and the California Public Utilities Commission will present their views on how these changes will affect the smart grid at The Networked EV: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles on November 9, 2010 in San Francisco, CA.

Experts at the conference will cover topics including underlying battery technologies, networked charging infrastructure, EVs’ impact on the grid and its availability/reliability, EV policy, and more. In addition to utility representatives, executives from Tesla Motors, Panasonic Corp. of North America, General Motors, Better Place, and many more will discuss the products and services that are coming to market in 2011 and what changes to expect from both the automotive manufacturing world and the electric power distribution network in the near term.

The event is presented by Greentech Media, the industry-leading source of research and analysis in the business-to-business greentech market. Up-to-the-minute market intelligence pertaining to the intersection of smart grids and EVs will be presented by GTM’s senior manager of smart grid research, David J. Leeds.

“The integration of electric vehicles onto the grid is one of the greatest challenges that utilities, automotive manufacturers and consumers will face as we improve the current electric distribution system,” said Leeds. “This event will delve into determining exactly how we can overcome these challenges, what technologies are coming to market, and how the market will change with the opportunities this presents.”

The Networked EV event takes place on Nov. 9, 2010 at the PG&E Auditorium in downtown San Francisco, CA. More information and registration can be found at https://www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/the-networked-ev. Press inquiries can be directed to events@greentechmedia.com.