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Greentech Media, the industry leader for news, market research and conferences in the green technology business-to-business market, announces open registration for The Networked Grid 2011 on May 3-4, 2011 in San Francisco, CA at the Mission Bay Conference Center. The Networked Grid 2011 is Greentech Media’s premier two-day summit event covering next-generation smart grid infrastructure and applications.

The electric grid faces increasing pressure to distribute power sources, both traditional and alternative, as President Obama discussed in his speech on Energy Security at Georgetown on March 30, 2011. Greentech Media’s market research arm, GTM Research, has been reporting and analyzing how the smart grid market has evolved to meet this challenge. They have taken their understanding of the key areas to drive the agenda and discussion. Thought leaders and executives will be featured to bring real-world experience to the conference conversation.

This year, the agenda continues to cover smart meters and networked advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), but will primarily focus on the power layer foundation, including advanced technologies for distribution automation, that will ultimately support the plethora of current and future smart grid applications. Utility, finance, technology and other industry leaders will discuss these topics; Greentech Media has recruited top speakers from across the end-to-end smart grid market.

The featured keynote speaker is Lee Krevat, the Director of the smart grid initiative at Sempra Energy’s regulated utilities, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Gas Company.

Other topics to be covered at the conference include:

  • Trends in Distribution Automation, Grid Optimization and Power Electronics
  • Smart Grid 2020: California's Ten Year Smart Grid Vision for the Utility of the Future
  • The Emergence of Next-Generation Power Electronics for Grid Optimization, Monitoring and Actuation
  • Networked Grid Communications: Extending AMI Comms Networks to Support Additional Applications
  • The Current and Future State of Smart Grid Security
  • Crossing the Consumer Adoption Chasm: Early Lessons and Best Practices for HANs and Smart Energy Programs
  • Ensuring Grid Stability Upon the Integration of EVs and Renewables

“We brought together the best people in the industry last year for an honest discussion about this emerging market, and I look forward to having an even higher level of expertise at the conference now that the industry has had another year to mature,” said Rick Thompson, President and Co-Founder of Greentech Media. “There’s a lot of complexity to these topics, and only Greentech Media can gather the right group of people together to address it in two days.”

Registration and more information are available for The Networked Grid at