IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced its fourth-annual Innovative Smart Grid
Technologies (ISGT) 2013 conference, to be held Feb. 24-27, 2013, at the
Washington (D.C.) Marriott Wardman Park. Hosted by the IEEE Power &
Energy Society (PES), the conference attracts smart-grid practitioners
from around the world, including industry professionals, executives,
researchers, policymakers and knowledge experts to discuss
groundbreaking innovations in the smart grid's technologies and many
Keynote addresses include Patricia Hoffman, assistant secretary for the
Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy;
Mark Wyatt, vice president of smart grid and energy systems, Duke
Energy; and Juan N. de Bedout, chief technology officer, GE Energy
registration for ISGT 2013 ends Jan. 15, 2013.
"Now in its fourth year, the ISGT conference has assembled some of the
industry's top minds and professionals to further advance smart-grid
innovation," said Saifur Rahman, ISGT 2013 conference chair.
According to a recently released survey commissioned by IEEE and
conducted by Zpryme Research & Consulting, Europe and North America are
the leaders in adopting and utilizing distributed generation,
microgrids, and storage technology. The survey report, "Power Systems of
the Future: The Case for Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, and
Microgrids," states that these regions stand to "takethe lead when it
comes to developing and deploying next-generation distributed energy
Rahman continued: "The development and deployment of smart-grid
technologies continues to be at the forefront of many conversations in
the world of energy. Many of these pivotal discussions take place at
ISGT, helping lead the industry to next-generation distributed energy
systems solutions and adoption."
Conference attendees will hear and see paper and panel presentations and
can participate in discussions on the following topics:
ISGT conference co-sponsoring societies include IEEE-USA, IEEE
Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, IEEE Industry
Applications Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Power
Electronics Society, IEEE Systems Council and IEEE Signal Processing
For more details on the ISGT 2013 conference including the list of
speakers, sessions and registration information, visit http://ieee-isgt.org.
About IEEE Power & Energy Society
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is the leading provider of
scientific and engineering information on electric power & energy for
the betterment of society and a trusted resource dedicated to the
technical, informational, networking and professional development needs
of its members. With over 29,000 members around the globe representing
every facet of the electric power and energy industry, PES is at the
forefront of the rapidly changing technological advancements that impact
everyone's future. PES celebrated its 125th year of service in 2009.
Additional information on IEEE PES can be found at: http://www.ieee-pes.org.
IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated
to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly
cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional
and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety
of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and
telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and
consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.
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