HomePlug Powerline Alliance To Serve as Official Sponsor of the Smart Grid Virtual Summit 2010

Full-day, interactive, online webcast will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST on Thursday, March 18

19 February 2010 CHICAGO -- Smart grid industry leaders from around the world will gather online next month during the Smart Grid Virtual Summit 2010 in a full-day program designed to examine the latest technology enablers, business models, and market trends driving the global smart grid industry.

The interactive, online webcast will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST on Thursday, March 18. Those interested in attending should register at http://www.smartgrid-vsummit.com.

The HomePlug Alliance will serve as an Official Sponsor of the event, which will feature discussion of key standards and technology initiatives relating to the Smart Grid, and it's deployment. The series of six, one-hour live webcasts will enable professionals from around the world to interact in real time with speakers, fellow attendees, and technology thought leaders via chat capabilities, polling, Q&A sessions, and dynamic presentations that will focus on critical issues facing smart grid implementation.

Organizations participating in the Summit include: IBM, EnerNOC, NERC, American Electric Power, Capgemini, NEMA, Telvent, Midwest ISO, Pike Research, GE Energy, Georgia Institute of Technology, OPOWER, PCS UtiliData, Tropos Networks, IOActive, ECI Telecom, and many others.

Topics to be covered during the Summit include current deployments & lessons learned to date, grid security, enabling business models, demand response, energy storage, AMI advances and rollouts, PHEVs, distributed grid intelligence, communications networks for the intelligent grid, standards progress, energy gateways, substation automation, grid reliability, and more.

Members of the HomePlug Alliance are entitled to a 20% discount when registering for the event. To receive this discount, members should enter the special discount
code "HPA" when signing up.

The Summit is organized by the editorial staff at The Smart Grid Observer, a daily news source covering the global smart grid industry. For more information about the Smart Grid Virtual Summit 2010 and to register, visit http://www.smartgrid-vsummit.com/register.htm.