Smart Grid Leadership
Big Data and the Grid
- Analytics to Drive
Better Decision Making
Keynote: Larsh Johnson, Founder and CTO eMeter (a Siemens Company)
Smart Grid Oregon is excited to announce the launch of a new event series – the Smart Grid Leaders Series. The events will bring together the industry for both educational and networking purposes as world-class speakers from the leading companies making smart grid happen share their insights. From metering and controls companies to software analytics and platform firms to other key technology solutions, the series will bring recognized leaders to share their throughts on the cutting edge of smart grid happening now and where the industry is heading.
The wave of data now available via the smart grid is enormous. The key is how to make that content useful. Analytics solutions allow utilities to become more efficient and quickly respond to operational needs and they also importantly enable utilities to better understand the interests of their customers. Utility analysts now have the ability to run analysis for a variety of cases such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) health, equipment load management, outage identification, event analysis, revenue protection, and load monitoring. Giving customers access to data related to their power and water use, utilities can also engage with their customers and educate them on consumption, helping reduce demand and reach efficiency targets. Now that the smart grid is beginning to arrive the exciting time of realizing its many benefits is here.
The doors will open at 10:00 AM, with snacks and drinks provided. The event will conclude by 11:30 AM. K & L Gates has been gracious enough to provide a venue for this event. There is a $20.00 charge for members. The non-member fee will be $30.00.
Biography - Larsh Johnson, founder and CTO eMeter
Larsh has been a thought leader in the energy sector and has been at the forefront of the Smart Grid movement since its inception. Larsh’s impact on the market began when he co-founded CellNet Data Systems in 1984 and built a managed services business to remotely collect and process meter reads through one of the first advanced metering networks, which ultimately grew to over 12M service delivery points, went public in 1996 and today is part of Landis+Gyr. In 2000, Larsh co-founded eMeter Corporation and continued to provide thought leadership to the market with a focus on smart metering business processes, IT data management and integration. eMeter’s success with the first Smart Grid Application Platform and growth in over 12 countries led to its acquisition by Siemens in 2012. Larsh is regularly sought out to contribute to industry standards boards and interoperability conferences, notably as a founding member of the GridWise Architecture Council, the Utility Standards Board, and UtiliMetrics. He’s been leading developers in implementing TOU demand response and other smart grid applications for over 20 years. Larsh has a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
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