The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is a co-sponsor of the first Smart Grid Oregon Public Policy Conference, presented by Smart Grid Oregon on November 9 at Portland’s World Trade Center. The aim of this first Smart Grid Oregon Public Policy Conference is to help public and utility officials, regulators, legislators, city and county governments and other stakeholders in Oregon and the region gain a better understanding of the Smart Grid and policy decisions that will need to be addressed in the coming years. This conference is intended to inform knowledgeable, forward-looking public leaders of the many Smart Grid activities taking place today in the region and world that can be useful in crafting a visionary public policy.
What is a smart grid?
The smart grid is the application and networking of technologies and strategies to make the electricity system more reliable, more efficient, and less costly. The smart grid empowers consumers to actively manage their energy use, and
allows the optimal integration and use of conservation and renewable energy resources to reduce fossil fuel reliance and greenhouse gas emissions.
Smart Grid Oregon is dedicated to making Oregon a leader in the implementation of Smart Grid technologies and in
supporting companies that build and market Smart Grid products and services.
When | Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where | World Trade Center, Building 2, 121 SW Salmon St., Portland, Oregon 97204
Who | Public and utility officials, regulators, legislators, city and county governments and other stakeholders
Visit | www.smartgridoregon.org | http://smartgridoregon.eventbrite.com/