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Hear the latest developments in Distribution Automation | 8-9 October 2012, London, UK

Join us at SMi's 2nd annual Distribution Automation Europe conference and hear keynote presentations from our expert speaker line-up including: SSE, Enexis, Dong Energy, Gas Natural Fenosa, Scottish Power Energy Networks Distribution plus many more

PRLog - July 5, 2012 - SOUTHWARK, U.K. -- Utilities are now turning their attention to improving efficiency and control in the segment of the grid that lies between the substation and the meter.  In addition to the tangible benefits of improving reliability and efficiency within grid operations, Distribution Automation (DA) upgrades have another important attribute – they have the potential to deliver strong return on investment without requiring intensive consumer engagement or behaviour change.

Distribution Automation is a key component of the smart grid, and can yield significant savings in:
• Operational efficiency
• Reliability
• Service quality
• Energy conservation

Additionally, DA is also a ne! cessity for supporting the proliferation of distributed renewables and electric vehicles. New capacitor banks, voltage regulators, load tap changers, as well as the retrofit of older units with monitoring and control modules to allow for feeder, substation, or system-wide coordination will be crucial for the next generation grid.

To hear more about these developments and more register for the second annual Distribution Automation Europe conference and hear from our speaker line-up:

‡ John Kirkwood, Automation Man ager, Scottish Power Energy Networks Distribution
• Stewart A Reid, Head of Future Networks and Policy, SSE
• David Trebolle, Manager - Active Networks, Grid Control and Advance Networks Analysis, Gas Natural Fenosa
• Jan Ove Gjerde, Senior Vice President - Research & Development, Statnett
• Sjors van der Heijden, Advisor - Asset Management, Enexis
• Karin Lomholt Finnemann, Head of Department, Grid Development, Dong Energy
• Osmo Siirto, Unit Manager - Distribution Network, Helen Electricity Network
• Mike Meisinger, Application Director, S&C Electric
• Douglas Bro wn, Area Sales Director, Netcontrol UK
• Nazmiye Ozkan, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
• Josco Kester, Researcher, Electrical Power Systems, Department Service Enabling & Management, TNO
• Svetlana Grant, Director - Smart Cities, Connected Living Programme, GSM Association
• Eric Woods, Senior Analyst, Pike Research

For more information visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2012distribution-automation37...

Contact Alex Williamson
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6115
Email: awilliamson@smi-online.co.uk

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