With analysts predicting that global Smart Grid investments will reach $2 trillion by 2030, Smart Grid represents a crucial opportunity for the energy industry to move into a highly-efficient era.

Relying on two-way communication between providers and customers, Smart Grid is set to pave the way for the future of utilities, allowing energy companies to respond digitally to ever-changing electrical demands.

“Smart Grid is a widespread effort to automate, upgrade and secure the electric transmission and distribution system,” said Juliet Shavit, CEO of SmartMark Communications and founder of GridComms. “It is the entire infrastructure upgrade and transformation of the utilities industry, thanks to two-way communications technology.”

As the term “smart” implies, the reconfiguration of the individual utility networks and the national transmission and distribution systems relies heavily on infrastructure investment and transformation. Both telecommunication companies and utilities are concurrently undergoing a technology and infrastructure transformation, offering opportunities for synergy and sharing of best practices and lessons.

The premier global event for facilitating this collaboration is GridComms. Taking place on October 22, 2012 at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London, UK, GridComms will bring communications professionals together to discuss innovation, application, and management of Smart Grid networks.

In the first portion of the conference, focused on building and securing networks, experts from utilities, telecoms and Smart Grid organizations across the globe will address the latest advancements in Smart Grid, communications infrastructure for Smart Grid, and Smart Grid security. The afternoon portion, dedicated to managing the customer experience, will address customer engagement, cross industry collaboration for Smart Grid, advancements in Smart Home, and the vision of Smart Cities. GridComms will feature a distinguished group of speakers on these topics, including keynote speaker Philip Lowe, Director-General of the European Commission’s Energy GD.

“As the Smart Grid transformation continues to occur, we are excited to bring together the most influential individuals from utilities, telcos and government to discuss the unique opportunities for cross industry collaboration between service providers and the utility sector,” says Shavit.

To register for GridComms, or for more information about the conference, please visit www.gridcomms.com, or call + 1 215-504-4272.

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