Monday, March 23, 2009

Report on Distributech 2009, San Diego

The DistribuTECH covers automation and control systems, energy efficiency, engineering, demand response, renewables integration, power delivery equipment and water utility technology.

The 19th DistribuTECH and Transtech Conference & Exhibition was held from February 03 to 05, 2009 at the Sand Diego Convention Center in San Diego (California, USA). It is a key event in North America. The event offered many opportunities to electric power system professionals to learn about the latest offerings in technology, share experience with existing solutions and exchange ideas about the challenging future of the power industry. The event was well attended by vendors, utilities, system integrators and other experts. The number of exhibitors has grown since 2008.

The domains covered by the conference and exhibition comprise automation and control systems, information technology, transmission and distribution engineering, power delivery equipment and water utility technology. One crucial focus was on the many facets of the Smart Grids. Many of the three hundred exhibitors offered solutions for smarter or intelligent Grids. The new US government is expected to support alternative and renewable energy and to accelerate rebuilding the whole electric network and to make the power delivery system a Smart Grid. The event showed that many companies and groups are prepared (or waiting) to receive the “Obama Dollars” – to build the system of the future.

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