Smart Grid Events and Smart Grid Conferences


By: SGN Staff





Industrial Control Cyber Security USA

October 6-7 â-- Sacramento, California

The conference will focus on the new responsibility stakeholders have in ensuring the safety, reliability and stability of critical national infrastructure, as well as the importance of public and private partnerships and sharing information on a national level. Speakers will include representatives from SMUD, NIST, NERC, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company and PG&E.

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IEC 61850 Europe 2014

October 14-16 â-- Prague, Czech Republic

The IEC 61850 Europe 2014 conference, exhibition and networking forum draws together 150+ electric utility automation leaders and experts for a review of large-scale DSO and TSO IEC 61850 deployments. Hear implementation experiences from: National Grid, Elia, RTE, EDF,, Salzburg AG, Iberdrola, Vattenfall, Eandis, CEPRI, among others.

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Itron Utility Week

October 19-21 â-- San Antonio, Texas

This conference customer-focused event will bring together 1,000 Itron customers, partners, industry leaders and Itron employees to drive better management of energy and water resources. This year’s conference will focus on Itron customers and how they are being resourceful to improve their organizations, and the communities they live in, everyday.

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VERGE San Francisco

October 27-30 â-- San Francisco, California

The conference will concentrate on focused on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors.

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Sensus 2014 Utility Conference

November 2-5 â-- Phoenix, Arizona

The annual conference unites water, gas and electric utility leaders for training and networking that will help them improve operational efficiency by optimizing their investment in Sensus technology. The event will feature discussions and demonstrations that educate attendees on how Sensus technology is evolving the delivery of utility services and mapping the way to smart cities..

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IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo

November 3-7 â-- Vienna, Austria

This event will focus on connected vehicles, an emerging technical field which crosses multiple disciplines and industries including automotive, travel and transportation, information technology, communications and more.

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National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change

December 2-3 â-- Washington, DC

The summit will bring together policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and a wide variety of environmental and energy stakeholders to address the role of smart grid technologies and practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Advanced Cable Asia 2014

December 2-4 â-- Shanghai, China

The conference will provide an in-depth analysis of Asia's wire and cable market, examine the most profitable markets for R&D and investment, new technologies and materials and provide a forum to meet key wire and cable executives from across the region.

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Transactive Energy Conference

December 10-11 â-- Portland, Oregon

The conference will bring together representatives of government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations and academia who have an interest in advancing transactive energy, an approach that combines economic and control techniques to improve power grid reliability and efficiency.

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Groups launch free online database of energy-related legislation pending in all 50 states.


Colorado State University  Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) launched the Advanced Energy Legislation (AEL) Tracker, an online free database of energy-related state legislation pending in all 50 states, from solar to natural gas and everything in between. CNEE and AEE, a business organization devoted to an all-of-the-above energy strategy, will also use the AEL Tracker to conduct analysis of trends in state energy legislation.


The Demand Response Free Library now features a section containing the reports, case studies and articles commissioned by FERC as part of the action plan mandated by Congress


You can sign up for a free library card here and explore over 200 articles, case studies, presentations, and reports on Demand Response. In addition to our Free Library, the Demand Response Directory contains a searchable database with over 1,900 utility and ISO demand response programs for C&I customers. Annual subscriptions allow unlimited searches of over 500 downloadable reports. The directory also features a list of over a hundred Demand Response Services Providers, including curtailment service providers, software and hardware providers, and providers of engineering, consulting and outsourced services.


New state energy portal gives users interactive access to customized maps and charts of state energy data


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has launched a comprehensive,  interactive view of the U.S. government's national and state energy data and information. The EIA says the state energy portal adds a unique visual dimension to each state's energy resources and infrastructure.

The agency designed the new portal with a range of users in mind, including policy makers, energy analysts, and the general public, who want to locate and compare state energy data and rankings and customize their own maps and charts, using an assortment of interactive tools. You can access it here.


The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) center is offering its third summer school, to be held June 17-21, 2013 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois.


Utility and industry practitioners, researchers and students are invited to attend and explore the nexus between electrical energy systems and cybersecurity. The week will key on topics and activities focused on cybersecurity for power and smart grids - including an optional hands-on training lab for security assessment. Sessions will be led by experts from industry, national labs, academia and government - including this year’s keynote speaker, Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy.


For more information about the school, our program and presenters, scholarships, or sponsorship opportunities, click here. Last day to register is June 3.


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) soliciting comments on proposed 2014 changes to electric power and renewable energy data surveys. Deadline: May 6, 2013


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, is proposing changes to its electricity and renewable energy data collection in 2014. EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed changesin a Federal Register Notice.


Some of the proposed changes include the following:

  • Collect additional information on the reliability of the transmission system and power plants.
  • Collect information on power plant construction costs.
  • Collect additional information on power plant emission controls and ash impoundments.
  • Eliminate the collection of information on green pricing; collect additional information on smart meters and smart grid.
  • Collect additional information on the characteristics of wind and solar power plants.
  • Revamp the questions on demand response and energy efficiency in order to improve the quality and comparability of the data collected.
  • Collect information on distribution system reliability.
  • Create a new data collection (the EIA-930 survey) to collect hourly and daily information on balancing authority generation, load, and interchange.

For details, refer to the Federal RegisterNotice regarding this proposal which was published on March 6, 2013. Copies of the forms with their proposed changes may be accessed on EIA’s 2014 Forms Changes webpage.


Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before May 6, 2013. Send comments to Rebecca Peterson and, to ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, email is recommended (





























































































































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