SMART GRID SUMMIT
for smart infrastructure and behaviour in Ireland's energy sector
Organised by iQuest, the
National Inaugural Smart Grid Summit will take place on Thursday,
7th October 2010 at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.
The phenomenon of the smart grid and how it will benefit and contribute
to the growth of our economy is a hot topic for debate.
As heard recently from Energy Minister Eamon Ryan, investment
in grid development is one of the most strategic decisions for our
future. This new grid will be a smart grid.
Without a smart grid, renewable power will remain niche
at best. The high hopes Ireland has for the development of renewable
power over the coming years will fall flat without a smart grid
to facilitate and integrate these variable generation sources.
It is accepted that current transmission and distribution systems
need to be transformed into smart networks in order to accommodate
larger amounts of renewable energy, as well as facilitate active
demand side management measures. To-date, electricity has been a
centrally produced commodity for a predictable - but inflexible
A transition is about to take place towards a market where flexibility
must occur on both the supplier and the consumer sides. It is against
this background of significant opportunity, change and urgency that
is hosting the National Inaugural Smart Grid Summit.
This must-attend conference will provide a unique opportunity
for all attendees to -
- Learn more about the key issues involved in
the implementation of a smart grid network.
- Discuss and debate the challenges that lie
ahead for Irish energy and the utility business in order to maximise
the opportunities for growth, investment and gain.
- Hear from senior level industry experts from
the electricity supply industry discussing network transformations
to adapt the 21st century needs - and
- Experience unrivalled networking opportunities.
This event will bring together all stakeholders from the energy
value chain, including -
- Operation and Network Managers
- Managers - System, Quality, Development & Planning,
- Technical Managers
- Asset Managers
- R&D Institutes
- Customer Service Managers
- Business Development Managers
- Regulatory Specialists
- University Representatives
- IT Managers
- Vendors of Smart Grids Products and Solutions
- Renewable Energy Experts.
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