GCF West 2012

Where:

The Westin San Diego

San Diego, California

About:

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is pleased to present its next educational program in the Grid ComForum series of events entitled GCF West 2012.

Hosted by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), GCF West will provide a unique conference for electric power utilities, vendors, and suppliers involved in Smart Grid technology deployment.

The meeting will be broken down into two parts. March 7, 2012, consists of a SDG&E programming day reserved for SDG&E employees and official program sponsors.

March 8-9, 2012, will be open to the industry as a whole and will deal with the critical business issues of deployment and management of Smart Grid technology.

Topics:

  • 21st Century Energy Perspectives
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Smart Grid Technology Roadmap
  • Key Challenges Beyond Early Smart Grid Projects
  • Use of Commercial Cellular Versus Private Networks in Smart Grid Communications
  • Open the Grid: Developing a Multi-Application Field Area Network Architecture to Drive Smart Grid Interoperability
  • Rates in a Smart Grid World
  • Consumer Engagement: The Wisdom of Experience
  • Cyber Security in Power and Utilities: Landscape, Regulatory Challenges, Emerging Threats
  • Next Generation Dynamic Load Management
  • Evolving Federal and State Utility Telecomm Issues
  • The Smart MicroGrid Paving the Future at UCSD
  • Managing Smart Metering Communications and Performance
  • Vehicles as Grid Storage: V1G Questions and V2G Implications
  • Data Analytics for Converged Utility Networks
  • The Status of Market Integration of Distributed Energy
  • What's Now and What's Next in Cyber Security?
  • Renewable Energy Integration - Improving the Planning and Operational Toolkit
  • Customer Energy Data

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