Spintelligent and Smart Energy International magazine, host of the Smart Energy West Coast conference, is pleased to announce that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will be the host utility at the 2009 Smart Energy West Coast conference taking place from August 31 – September 1, 2009 in San Diego, California. SDG&E’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Niggli will deliver the keynote address during the opening of the high-level gathering for the region.

“Smart meters and smart grid are among the most important developments in the energy business in the last century,” said Niggli.  “These kinds of new technologies will enable fundamental changes in the way utilities do business and consumers manage their energy usage.

Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference is expected to attract more than 200 attendees to hear from more than 30 industry elite speakers who will present an in-depth look beyond the meter to home area networks, plug-in electric hybrid vehicles 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 2009 conference will create a platform for utilities, vendors and stakeholders to creatively find solutions for the West Coast’s energy and technological demands. Discussing issues around how to gain interoperability through collaboration, effective cyber-security, governmental regulations, corporate carbon footprints, putting the meter data to work and net-metering. AMI for sub–metering will be a focus area within the conference as well as the smart grid advancement initiatives.

Spintelligent’s Vice President and General Manager, North America, Mike Smith added, “The Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference will explore how these strategies and developments can be implemented to achieve both private targets as well as national and global energy objectives.  SDG&E plays an integral role in the development of the smart energy programs for the West Coast region and will be sharing their valuable experience as well as their future plans with us in San Diego. We are excited and appreciative of SDG&E’s support and commitment to this event and to moving our industry forward.”

An updated program 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: 888 550 8017
Fax: 413 487 6276
Web: www.smart-energy.com/sewc
Conference location:
San Diego, CA