OpenSG Users Group Conference
Energizing The Smart Grid
June 25 – 28, 2012 >> Cincinnati, OH
The OpenSG User Group (OSGug) was formed for users to get information on the progress of the Open Smart Grid (OSG) issues and to share their project experiences. The user group holds three face-to-face meetings each year where recognized experts share their insights and resolve key technical issues. Each meeting also includes a pre-conference orientation "boot-camp" and industry networking opportunities.
Who Should Attend
Utilities that are using standards-based integration to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting.
The conference is open to all current or potential OpenSG users – you do not have to be a UCAIug member to attend. Attendees gain firsthand access to OSG experts and come away with new insights on the power of OSG activities.
June 25 - 28, 2012
- June 25: OpenSG Boot Camp Sessions
- June 26 - 28: User Group General and Work Group Sessions
There are three registration options:
- Member Full Conference: Early Bird (through May 31 EST): $550 / $600 starting June 1 through onsite
Non-Member Full Conference: Early Bird (through May 31 EST): $750 / $800 starting June through onsite
Boot Camp Session Only (Half Day): Early Bird (through May 31 EST): $100 / $150 starting June through onsite
*Full Conference registration includes access to Boot Camp on Monday and all sessions and sponsored off-site events on Tuesday through Thursday.
The OpenSG is growing at a rapid pace and this conference contains a very full agenda. Our face-to-face meetings utilize a fee-base model. The registration fee pays for meeting rooms, meals, A/V equipment, WiFi, etc. Conference costs and more information are available on the Registration link on the left panel.
Envision Center Tour - June 26, 2012 - 5:10-8:30pm
Duke Energy and KEMA will host an evening affair for UCA participants on June 26, 2012 at the Envision Center/SGIL located in Erlanger, KY. Participants will have the opportunity to view Duke Energy's strategic vision on their end-to-end grid modernization project and have a walk-through of KEMA's Smart Grid Interoperability Lab (SGIL). KEMA's SGIL offers clients the ability to test end-to-end Smart Grid solutions in a "Live" test environment. The evening will include demonstrations, videos and several subject matter experts to help you understand the testing, integration and certification that KEMA provides.
ANSI/CEA 2045 Modular Communication Interface: Build-and-Test Workshop
This workshop is one of a series that are evaluating the emerging CEA-2045 standard through a build/test process. The specification defines the mechanical, electrical, and logical characteristics of a socket interface so that residential products can be compatible with any utility communication system. The standard leverages existing application-layer standards as possible, and identifies physical, data link and application elements as needed to assure support of both limited and advanced products. Participating manufacturers will bring prototype communication modules and end-devices that support the ANSI/CEA-2045 specification and will evaluate the extent to which the interface enables any residential end device to participate in any utility DR program.
To participate in this event, you must select this session when you register for the event. Round-trip transportation is provided from the Cincinnati Hilton to Duke Energy's Envision Center and will leave promptly 5:10pm. More details will follow. Envision Center, 4580 Olympic Boulevard, Erlanger, KY 41018 | Phone: 513-287-8454
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
OSG Group Rate: $149/night
Room rate includes complimentary wired high speed internet access in guestroom.
Hotel Group Rate available until June 9, 2012
Attendees are encouraged to make your reservations at this hotel where the rates were negotiated on your behalf. The room block is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For information on airport, ground transportation, driving directions and parking options, select the Travel link on the left navigation bar.