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A Call for Papers has been issued for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10. The successful deployment of the smart grid will be dependent on numerous technology and standards developments for electronic equipment. For the smart grid to have benefits, it must be able to reliably communicate to the downstream loads and also be able to turn these loads on/off or turn them up/down as appropriate. You’ll find the call for papers at: http://smartgrid.darnell.com/call4papers.php

"There is a wide chasm between the experience and expectations of utility executives and those of electronic equipment manufacturers. The Smart Grid Electronics Forum will provide a bridge of understanding and communications between these two important groups," stated Jeff Shepard, president of Darnell Group. "For example, utility executives expect to build a network that will function reliably for decades while product and technology lifecycles for electronic equipment are an order of magnitude faster. Reconciling those conflicting expectations will be critical to the successful implementation of a comprehensive smart grid solution," Shepard concluded.

You will find the complete news release at:

http://smartgrid.darnell.com/pdfs/2010-07-14_SmartGridCallForPapers.pdf

You will find complete information on the Smart Grid Electronics Forum at:

http://smartgrid.darnell.com/

The Call for Papers is at:

http://smartgrid.darnell.com/call4papers.php

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