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SMi Updates on 2nd Annual Smart Grid Data Management Conference
[March 16, 2012]

SMi Updates on 2nd Annual Smart Grid Data Management Conference

Mar 16, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- SMi announced their 2nd annual conference on Smart Grids Data and Information Management will be held May 9-10 in London.

According to a release, with the smart grid and smart meter roll out expanding throughout Europe utilities will need to manage how they handle all this data - how to store it and how to convert it into useful information which can be used to make more profit, locate faults, make the customer savings.

Pikes Research stated 'with the increasing use of building automation and control systems, there has been an explosion in the amount of data that is available on the operational, and energy performance of commercial buildings. Although this data can pose challenges for building owners, building managers, and vendors, it has also provided significant opportunities.

SMi reported that topics discussed at this conference: - Data and Information Policy and Regulation - Coordination and Acceleration of Smart Grid Standardization - including Smart Grid Data - Smart metering and Data Protection - Networks and Metering: The benefit to the Grid from Smart Meter data - Integration of Smart Meter data in distribution networks operational systems - Smart Distribution Substations: Handling the data explosion - Rural and Remote Area Electrification - Challenges and Opportunities Key speakers include: - Chris Harris, Head of Retail Regulation, RWE - David Openshaw, Head of Future Networks, UKPN - Einar Hoffmann, Managing IT Architect, DONG Energy A/S - Johan Soderbom, R&D Manager, Vattenfall AB - Frans Campfens, Senior Staff Consultant Smart Grids, Alliander - Martin Hill, Future Networks Manager Network Development, Scottish Power Energy Networks Plus 1 Pre-Conference Workshop: The practical challenges of extracting value from a tsunami of Smart Grid data May 8, 2012 at The Grange Holborn Hotel, London.

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