SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 6, 2011) - The Smart Power Grid Technology Conference (SPGTC) today announced its program consisting of talks by industry experts highlighting critical technology and business issues related to the Smart Power Grid. The conference is for technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators and all industry professionals interested in understanding this important and fast growing technology sector.

SPGTC will be held on Thursday, May 12th at the Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, California.

"The goal of SPGTC is to explore and highlight the full extent of the Smart Power Grid technology and business ecosystem," said Dr. Ali A. Iranmanesh, event producer.

SPGTC topics and speakers include:
Enabling the Smart-Connected Home
Kishore Manghnani
Vice President, Communications and Consumer Business

The Role of Smart Lighting In The Smart Grid
Stewart Findlater
VP of Engineering
Redwood Systems

The TeMIX Protocol Standard: Transactive Energy Market Information Exchange - Opportunities for Intelligent Devices
Edward G. Cazalet
The Cazalet Group

The Transformation of Ratepayers into Customers
Tom D. Tamarkin
USCL, Corp. Carmichael

Technologies for the Smart Grid
William Kao
Clean Technology Consultant

Lucian Ion, Smart Grid Director at General Electric, and Ramesh Hariharan, Founder and President of CompuSharp are also scheduled to speak.

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