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Transmission and Distribution Summit to come to Illinois

SUBNET Solutions Inc | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SUBNET Solutions Inc. will be sponsoring the upcoming Transmission and Distribution Summit from November 2 through November 4 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Illinois. The summit will tackle several issues concerning North America's electric system.

Although a world-class electric grid, the system of North America is in the middle of facing many serious challenges regarding reliability and affordability. Utilities have never seen more challenges in sustaining high levels of reliability from current transmission and distribution assets, while questions about the grid's ability to provide clean and affordable energy services to the public abound. Due to the state of the economy, it has become harder to tell where grid congestion is occurring across the country, which could interfere with the economic recovery of a region.

If the information economy is to grow and prosper, it must be based on a reliable, affordable and secure electric system.

Utilities have recognized these challenges and have invested billions into the system in order to help the grid move toward a more reliable and efficient grid. New technologies are being discovered that will improve existing infrastructure while technological advancements are being researched that could ultimately transform the grid and bring it into the future of electric systems.

The increasing use of renewable energy has shown that a transition into the 21st century is already underway. The use of smart grid technologies will play a pivotal role in the demand for energy that is growing rapidly across the country.

The Transmission and Distribution Summit will provide a format from which companies with solutions to the electric system's problems will be able to extend their knowledge and ideas. Over the course of three days, these solution providers will have access to leading executives from across North America. Attendees will participate in strategic summit sessions headed by thought leaders from all corners of the electric utility industry.

The event will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions and think tanks that will all focus on key issues within the industry.

The motivational and entertaining aspects of keynote speakers will likely influence participants immediately, as speakers will deliver thought-provoking personal experiences and advice.

Panel discussions will allow solution providers to hear multiple perspectives on a topic from industry practitioners, and will allow for open discussion to come from any participant in order to foster a truly interactive summit.

Sponsored by SUBNET Solutions Inc., which provides guidance in utilities' integration of substation automation and smart grid technologies, the event is expected to be a unique experience for all industry professionals. 

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