Grid Edge Live Debuts as the Definitive Conference on the Transformation and Decentralization of the Electric Power Industry

Grid Edge Live Debuts as the Definitive Conference on the Transformation and Decentralization of the Electric Power Industry

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Greentech Media Announces Inaugural Grid Edge Live Conference in San Diego, June 24-25

BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greentech Media announces its most forward-thinking conference to date, Grid Edge Live. The inaugural event is the authoritative industry gathering defining the undeniable transition of the electric power industry into a next-generation, holistic, distributed energy system.

Greentech Media is bringing together the emerging ecosystem of power industry thought leaders, grid modernization technology vendors, distributed generation and storage professionals, policy experts and commercial energy managers to shape the future of global power infrastructure in the face of rapidly growing distributed generation and energy consumer evolution. The two-day conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego, CA on June 24 & 25, 2014.

More distributed solar has been deployed in the past 2.5 years than in the 50 years prior, and GTM Research is forecasting another doubling over the next two years. Storm related emergencies are expected to increase, posing significant threats to a centralized grid's resiliency and the economy it underpins. Advanced energy information technologies are becoming readily available across the grid edge value chain. All of the pieces are in place to drive fundamental industry change.

Earlier this week, nonprofit research and educational foundation, the Rocky Mountain Institute released a report central to many of Grid Edge Live's key themes. The Conclusion: The combination of solar and storage is a "real, near, and present" threat to the way utilities do business. "The coming grid parity of solar-plus-battery systems in the foreseeable future, among other factors, signals the eventual demise of traditional utility business models," wrote the authors.

"Over the course of the last decade, parallels drawn between industries like energy and internet/telecom have been a dime-a-dozen, some of them having niche relevance," said Rick Thompson, Conference Chair and President/Co-Founder of Greentech Media. "What we're seeing now is a perfect storm of market demand, technology solutions and business model evolution that is causing all of the layers in the 'grid edge stack' to fall into place. If players across the value chain aren't working on solutions at the grid edge, they are simply missing the mark on where this industry going."

The Grid Edge Live conference includes keynote presentations, fireside chats, engaging panels, case studies, breakout sessions, private meeting rooms, networking parties and more. For a full agenda of research-driven sessions please visit the Grid Edge Live conference website. In addition, attendees will have ample time for networking, identifying new partners and opportunities, and gaining access to exclusive analysis and data from the GTM Research team.

Prior to the conference, Greentech Media will be announcing The Grid Edge 20, twenty innovative companies that will shape the industry's future, many of which will be participating in the event.

GTM Research's members only Grid Edge Executive Council will meet behind closed doors on June 23rd, the day before the conference begins. To learn more about joining the Grid Edge Executive Council, please contact sales@greentechmedia.com.

Registration for Grid Edge Live is now open. To register, please visit: http://www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/grid-edge-live-2014

Opportunities to participate in the conference are still available. For more information on speaking, sponsoring, and partnering, or for inquiries regarding conference registration please contact events@greentechmedia.com.

Stay tuned to Greentech Media for ongoing news and updates regarding Grid Edge Live.

Greentech Media (GTM) produces industry-leading news, research, and conferences in the business-to-business greentech market. Our coverage areas include solar, grid modernization, energy efficiency, wind, and other non-incumbent energy markets. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, produces competitive intelligence reports, data subscriptions, and strategic consulting. Using our extensive network and in-depth analysis, GTM hosts conferences for in-person networking and deal-making. GTM has operations in Boston, New York, and San Francisco.

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