Registration Is Open for the 2016 Grid Modernization Summit in Washington, D.C.

Industry leaders will transform the future of grid modernization Nov. 7-10 at the Capital Hilton Hotel

Wakefield, Mass., June 15, 2016 – Registration is open for the SGIP 2016 Grid Modernization Summit at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., Nov. 7-10, 2016. This annual executive summit brings together the most knowledgeable and senior-level industry experts and the most serious practitioners in the electric energy industry to create connections, advance transformation and share solutions.

The conference theme of “Accelerating Transformation” will be realized through three days of thought leader discussions, networking, seminars, working group meetings, and technology exhibits focusing on the critical need for interoperability and sharing knowledge to accomplish the objectives of transforming the power grid. Attendees will learn what’s important, what’s been tried, what works and what’s next in grid modernization.

With 300 attendees expected and a speaker program comprised of utility, vendor, government, national labs, and industry senior executives, the 2016 Grid Modernization Summit promises to be filled with the latest in grid modernization and networking opportunities for non-members, members and industry-experts to connect and collaborate.

The SGIP Annual Member and Board meeting will be on Monday, November 7, followed by one-and-one-half days of an executive forum on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8-9. The Vendor Expo where SGIP vendor, utility and technology partners will demonstrate the interoperability of grid devices and their progress on collaborative microgrid projects will also be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8-9. Project-based Technical Working Groups and SGIP Committee meetings providing valuable member facetime and discussions are scheduled for a half-day on Wednesday, November 9 and all day Thursday, November 10. All meetings are open to the public. The annual SGIP dinner and networking receptions, along with a stellar conference and technical program, make the 2016 Grid Modernization Summit a must-attend event.

Registrations made at the conference website before September 15 will receive discounted rates. Registration fees increase after September 15, 2016.

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Attendees with rooms at the summit venue will stay at the center of the action. Discounted room rates are available at the Capital Hilton for premier accommodations in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Per-diem rate rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling +1-202-393-1000 instead of making reservations online, and referring to the SGIP 2016 Grid Modernization Summit. More housing details are on the conference website.

For more information on Vendor Expo opportunities and sponsorship opportunities, contact Steven Desrochers, President & Event Director, at steven@jaguar-expo.com.  For information on the speaker program, contact Jon Brock, Program Director, at jon@jaguar-expo.com. For summit logistics, contact Stephanie Arthur at stephanie@jaguar-expo.com.

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About SGIP

SGIP is an industry consortium representing a cross-section of the energy ecosystem focusing on accelerating grid modernization and the energy Internet of Things through policy, education, and promotion of interoperability and standards to empower customers and enable a sustainable energy future. Our members are utilities, vendors, investment institutions, industry associations, regulators, government entities, national labs, services providers and universities. A nonprofit organization, we drive change through a consensus process. Visit www.sgip.org.