The program has been announced for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10. Delegates at SGEF ’10 will hear over 30 speakers on the latest developments and opportunities related to Smart Grid Electronics, plus a Roundtable Discussion of "Real-Time Dynamic Pricing of Electricity: Unrealistic Dream or Necessary Condition for Adoption of the Smart Grid?" You’ll find the conference schedule here.
"This is the first conference on the Smart Grid to meet the specific needs and interests of system design engineers. The focus will extend from the Smart Meter through the building and into the end-use equipment," stated Jeff Shepard, president of Darnell Group.
The Monday Plenary Session will feature:
– Smart Grid: Next Generation Architectures and Technologies, Claudio Lima, Vice Chair, IEEE Smart Grid P2030 Communications Architecture Standards
– A High-Assurance Smart Grid – An Architectural Approach, Tom Overman, Chief Architect, Boeing Energy Cyber Security, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
– Bringing Real-Time Monitoring to the Grid, Supreet Oberoi, VP Engineering, RTI
– Connecting the Smart Grid Through the Last Mile and Beyond: A Survey of Current and Future AMI Communication Solutions, Eddie Luaces, General Manager, ADD Semiconductor
General Session topics will include:
– Smart Meters
– Wireless Communications
– Control and Integration
– Protection and Communications
– Case Studies (2 sessions)
– Building Infrastructures and Micro Grids
A second Plenary Session on Tuesday will feature:
– Electrical Noise Considerations for Planning Smart Grid Communication and Control Wireless Networks, Dheena Moongilan, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories
– Security in the Evolving Smart Grid: What Does it Mean for Your Business?, Ernest Wohing, Smart Grid Task Force Member, Booze Allen Hamilton
– Monitoring Storage – Critical to Smart Grid Success, Paul Larson, Principal, Steve Cotton, Principal, and Mike Brinck, Principal, IntelliBatt
– Enhancing Reliability in Medium-Voltage Power Line Communications, Matt Rhoades, CEO, Semitech
Complete information on the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum is available at.