Forty progressive smart grid technology vendors competed for three separate awards that were voted on by one hundred public power utility executives representing well over nine million customers. These hosted utility executives spent two and a half days collaborating with top smart grid technology vendors discussing topics like: advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response (DR), distribution automation (DA), analytics, smart cities, critical infrastructure protection, just a name a few. MSGS allows the participating vendors to focus on the needs of each utility through various channels; senior level boardroom presentations, a solution showcase floor and numerous networking & social activities.
AT&T won the 2012 MSGS Best Overall Vendor Presentation for the second consecutive time, last winning this award at the 2011 Rural Smart Grid Summit. The top three nominated vendors for leaving the best overall impression with their entire body of work at the summit were AT&T, GE Energy and MeterSense.
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Landis+Gyr won the 2012 MSGS Best Smart Grid Product or Solution award. The top three nominated vendors providing the most exciting smart grid product or solution were Landis+Gyr, Cooper Power Systems and GE Energy.
“Landis+Gyr is a global leader in smart grid solutions and services that help utilities manage energy better. Participating in the Smart Grid Summits year after year provides us with many opportunities to engage some of the top influencers in the public power space. The SGS staff is dedicated to bringing together utilities who truly want to engage in business development discussions, allowing us to articulate the value of our Gridstream™ solution platform." Scott Bussing, National Sales Director, Landis+Gyr.
Bill Booth, General Manager, SGS said, "Our vendors did a tremendous job representing their brand and engaging with our utility executives this past week in San Diego. We have a high vendor retention rate year after year and with that comes a lot competition, and in order to make the awards podium you really have to put your best foot forward. The utility executives appreciate and reward those who show dedication and commitment to providing the best solutions for the utilities in the public power space."
The MSGS event has a unique format focused on business development that provides the utility executives multiple opportunities to interact with various vendors in a social and business friendly setting. Boardroom meetings are conducted with ten utility executives and one vendor, as well as the evening networking opportunities that are designed to promote deeper and more intimate conversations about the future direction of smart grid applications. The 2012 RSGS will be held October 28th-30th, 2012 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California. The 2013 MSGS will be held June 2nd -4th, 2013 at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Technology companies interested in participating in the 2012 RSGS or 2013 MSGS, and developing business with public power utilities should contact Colin Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (864) 751-4812.