North Carolina Smart Grid Technical Forum
Venue: Proximity Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Mar 16, 2011||End Date/Time: Mar 16, 2011|
|Registration Date: Feb 28, 2011|
* Dr. Mark Johnson, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Department of Energy, speaking on the future of smart grid research.
* Other high-level speakers, including Eric Lightner, the director of the Smart Grid Task Force, U.S. Department of Energy; and Ward Lenz, director of the North Carolina Energy Office.
* Key executives of GE Energy, IBM, Duke Energy, Progress Energy, and a variety of smaller corporate players in the field.
* Researchers from A&T, N.C. State and UNC Charlotte.
Forum participants will use this platform to explore the alignment of academic research and development programs with industry-based system solutions that would be applicable for the business community and the advancement of an array of electric power system grid innovative technologies.
Attendance at the North Carolina Smart Grid Technical Forum will earn participants - 6 PDHs (professional development hours) certified by North Carolina A&T's Center for Energy Research and Technology.