Tulsa, Okla., February 3, 2011 — DistribuTECH, the largest U.S. conference that covers the smart grid from end to end, finishes a week of industry conference sessions and business meetings at the San Diego Convention Center today with record-breaking registration numbers.
By early Thursday morning, DistribuTECH registration numbers had exceeded 8,300. Around 8,500 attendees are expected when the show's registration closes on Thursday afternoon.
Along with a solid conference agenda featuring utility engineers and industry gurus, DistribuTECH has a large exhibit floor with 400 exhibitors ranging from communications to cable, electricity distribution hardware to software, and meters to smart thermostats.
The news from the floor at DistribuTECH has been steady and informative: Silver Spring Networks, a provider of smart grid platforms, announced that the company is expanding its partnership with Oklahoma Gas and Electric, Oklahoma's largest electric utility. (Read this story here)
Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, along with Hydro One, GE, IBM and Telvent released a report that shows the way forward for utilities working to embed privacy into the emerging smart grid. (Read this story here)
Kansas City Power & Light revealed that it has selected Siemens to implement technology innovations to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of a comprehensive smart grid solution. (Read this story here)
Tendril, an energy platform company, is partnering with Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL), a provider of demand response management and automation systems, on a price response demand demonstration project for PJM Interconnection, operator of the largest power grid in North America. (Read this story here)
More details on these news updates, along with other announcements from the DistribuTECH show floor, can be found online at the website of DistribuTECH's magazine sponsor POWERGRID International (http://www.power-grid.com).
Exhibitor registration for DistribuTECH 2011 is closed, but attendees can still register onsite for the full conference or just to walk the extensive exhibit floor. Onsite registration hours for this final day are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center.
Complimentary press registration is available to local media representatives with appropriate press credentials.
DistribuTECH 2012 will be in San Antonio, Texas January 24-26, 2012. Conference, exhibitor and registration information on the 2012 event will be available online by the end of February 2011.
DistribuTECH is the utility industry's leading smart grid conference and exposition, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water utility technology. DistribuTECH is owned by PennWell Corp., a worldwide media company based in Tulsa, Okla.
PennWell Corp. is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: oil and gas, electric power, water and wastewater, renewable, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, converting, nanotechnology, fire, emergency services and dental.
Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes over 100 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey, Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China. In 2010, PennWell celebrated 100 years in business.