Partnership to facilitate greater opportunities for EU and US utilities.


European Utility Week and Grid Edge World Forum to host the first ever utility exchange programme for greater knowledge sharing and business opportunities.

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 15th March 2017,European Utility Week (EUW), the leading business and information event for the smart utility community taking place on the 3-5th October 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has partnered with Grid Edge World Forum, to help facilitate unparalleled business networking opportunities between European and US utilities.

Grid Edge World Forum taking place on the 27-29th June 2017 in San Jose, California, US, is the only conference and exhibition focused exclusively on tomorrow’s distributed energy system.

With a heightened interest from EU utilities in the developments taking place in the US market regarding cleaner and smarter energy, investment and affordability, and the changing role of a customer, this partnership will focus on knowledge sharing between EU and US utilities in their efforts to develop their business models in the current Energy Transition.

“The US is partner country at this year’s EUW, so this collaboration can’t come at a better time for us,” said Rick Wall, Managing Director, Global Utility Group for Clarion Events Group. “As part of the partnership, EUW will organise  an International pavilion at Grid Edge World Forum and bring out a large European delegation of utilities to attend the event. We will also organise several site visits in the California region so that our European delegation of utilities will be able to visit local US utilities. The interest from our European utility community has been substantial especially as this programme will help facilitate knowledge sharing and best practise amongst utilities on an international level.”

Grid Edge World Forum will also do its part in facilitating the utility exchange. They will be bringing a US utility delegation to EUW as part of a week long program including peer to peer meetings with European utilities and other organisations.  Grid Edge World Forum will also promote the US Pavilion at EUW so US companies can benefit from showcasing their solutions to over 12,000 smart energy professionals.

“We see such potential for our trade alliances especially featuring US services at EUW but we are also very excited to host our first ever US delegation of US utilities to Europe during EUW.” Said Scott Clavenna, CEO Greentech Media. “Our US utilities will be able to meet with and visit some of the larger Dutch utilities and benefit from seeing how the smart city of Amsterdam utilizes smarter solutions and technologies.”

This partnership is the first of many in which EUW will help bridge the gap between European and other utilities worldwide.



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