Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference is expected to attract over 200 attendees to hear from over 30 industry elite speakers that will present an in-depth look at home area networks, utilizing meter data to drive energy efficiency initiatives and myriad applications within the home and office building as well as bring to focus the hottest metering and grid issues on the west coast.

Smart Energy West Coast is the perfect partner for Itron, who provides a uniquely comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout the energy world. Itron is a leading provider of solid-state meters and data collection systems, including AMR and AMI technology; meter data management and related software applications; project management, installation, and consulting services. Itron offers energy customers products that allow them to collect reliable and timely data, analyze it in meaningful ways and use it to make informed decisions that optimize the use of energy.

Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference will create a platform for utilities, vendors and stakeholders to creatively find solutions for the West Coast’s energy, technological and meter data demands, discussing issues around meter data management and the strategic use of customer data, Itron’s Openway smart metering solution and net-metering. Leveraging AMI for sub–metering will be a focus area within the conference as well as the smart grid advancement initiatives.

A not to be missed highlight at Smart Energy West Coast 2009 will be the Itron Cocktail reception where attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers in a relaxed social environment.

Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference will explore how strategies, technologies and developments can be implemented to achieve corporate, regional as well as national and global energy and communication objectives. Itron plays an integral role in the development of the smart meter and data communication initiatives for the West Coast region and will be sharing their valuable experience as well as their future plans in San Diego.

Mike Smith, Spintelligent Vice President & General Manager, North America, added, “We are excited about Itron coming on board for the Smart Energy West Coast Conference in such a big way.  This level of support from an industry leader helps all of us in the smart energy markets keep our industry moving forward towards an era of truly smart energy systems and solutions.”

An updated program detailing topics and presentations for Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference can be downloaded from the event website. www.smart-energy.com/sewc

For more information, for media accreditation or interviews with speakers contact:

Marketing Manager: Brigitte Hart
Brigitte.hart@spintelligent.com
Tel: 888 559 8017 EXT: 3570
Fax: 413 487 6276
Web: www.smart-energy.com/sewc
Conference location:
San Diego, CA