Lafayette, CA, Sept. 2, 2008 — Utility Integration Solutions, Inc (UISOL) announced today that its fifth annual Utility Integration Conference (UIC2008) will be presented Sept. 16-17, 2008 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. As with the last four conferences, UIC2008 is presented in partnership with EUCI, an organizer of conferences that serve utilities and other businesses in the international power industry.
UIC2008 will focus on the theme of Integrating the Smart Grid, with speakers from leading utilities and independent system operators (ISOs) discussing the role of integration in their business improvement solutions. Speakers will address issues including the integration of smart metering, demand response, distributed resources, and distributed intelligence. A number of panel sessions discuss timely issues such as interoperability standards, business intelligence, integration platforms, and the integration of demand response.
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A pre-conference training workshop, led by UISOL CEO Ali Vojdani and UISOL COO Mark Triplett, will be held on Sept. 15 to provide background and address the implementation of utility Business Process Management (BPM) to effectively manage end-to-end business processes and improve performance and compliance.
Ali Vojdani, UIC2008 Conference Chair and UISOL CEO, said, “As the utility industry business integration specialist, UISOL is dedicated to delivering the power of Smart Integration to our customers in order to assist them in transforming their performance. UIC2008 is an opportunity to bring the issue of Smart Integration to a wider utility audience and demonstrate its potential through the shared knowledge and insight of experienced industry leaders.”
Utilities, ISOs and vendor companies presenting at UIC2008 include: Arizona Public Service, BC Hydro, BC Transmission Corporation, California ISO, CenterPoint Energy, Comverge, Duke Energy, eMeter, Great River Energy, IBM, ISO New England, Long Island Power Authority, Midwest ISO, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, New York ISO, Oracle, PCI, PJM, Savvion, San Diego Gas & Electric, Site Controls, TIBCO, Transpower, UISOL, Western Area Power Administration, and Xcel Energy.
Vojdani concluded, “For utilities seeking ways to improve their performance, compliance, and reliability through Smart Integration, this conference will offer a wealth of practical and meaningful examples that illustrate best practices for implementing business integration.”
Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL) is the utility industry business integration specialist. UISOL offers a range of services to help its clients transform their business performance through the power of smart integration for market operations, advanced metering, smart grid systems, meter data management and more. Visit www.uisol.com or call 925-939-0449.
EUCI produces training and development programs across a spectrum of professional disciplines for the power industry, which includes electric and gas utilities, independent power producers and transmission providers, regulatory staff, power and energy marketing specialists, as well as vendors and consultants that serve the industry. Visit www.euci.com to view other events produced by the company.
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