OpenSG Users Group Meeting:
The Smart Grid – Meeting the Challenge
February 27-March 1, 2012 >> Knoxville, TN
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.
February 27 - March 1, 2012
- February 27: OpenSG Boot Camp Sessions
- February 28 – March 1: User Group General and Work Group Sessions
Click on Agenda in the left panel for more details
The special events noted below are included with your full conference registration.
Tuesday, February 28 EPRI Tour and Dinner:
For more than three decades, the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) has been a source of leading edge research for all electric energy industry. Over that time EPRI’s laboratories have provided an environment where experiments and technology-application research in energy utilization, power distribution and high-voltage transmission are conducted and proven. Those experiences help accelerate the pace of research it performs today.
This tour will include the following stations with brief but informative narrative.
· Smart Grid Lab /Meter Lab
· EV Charge Station
· PV/Inverter Lab
· Distributed Energy Storage
· Lighting Lab
· Thermal Lab
This tour will be conducted at EPRI Knoxville, 942 Corridor Park Blvd., Knoxville, TN. Dinner will be provided.
This tour/dinner will have a registration limit of 70 attendees. Only those who have pre-registered by February 17th will be able to attend this event.
Wednesday, February 29 – EnerNex Tour and Reception:
EnerNex is sponsoring a tour and reception on Wednesday, February 29 from 4:30 – 8:00pm. EnerNex will celebrate “Leaping Forward,” the Grand Opening of the new state-of-the-art Smart Grid Labs testing facility at the firm’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn.
EnerNex Smart Grid Labs is the unveiling of a premiere testing facility for end-to-end Smart Grid device interoperability demonstrations. The tours throughout the day and into the evening will include two Knowledge Centers focused on Cyber Security and wireless Radio Frequency emissions, as well as demonstrations on each of the six Lab domains.
All of the Grand Opening activities will take place at the EnerNex headquarters.
Location: 620 Mabry Hood Road, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN, 37932
EnerNex will be providing a shuttle service to and from the Hilton-airport to the EnerNex offices beginning at 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
There are three registration options:
*Member Full Conference: Early Bird (through January 31st EST): $550 / $600 starting February 1st through onsite
*Non-Member Full Conference: Early Bird (through January 31st EST): $750 / $800 starting February 1st through onsite
Boot Camp Session Only (Half day): Early Bird (through January 31st EST): $100 / $150 starting February 1st through onsite
*Full Conference registration includes access to Boot Camp, 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.
Hilton Knoxville Airport
2001 Alcoa Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 970-4300
OSG Group Rate: $99/night
Room rate includes complimentary high speed internet access in guestroom.
Hotel Group Rate available until February 12, 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.