(Arlington, Va.) The 2014 TechAdvantage Expo and Conference in Nashville, Tenn., is showcasing the results of a four-year, regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project (SGDP) conducted by NRECA’s Cooperative Research Network and funded by a matching grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. TechAdvantage runs from March 3-6 at the Nashville Music City Center. Press passes are available.
WHO: TechAdvantage Conference and Expo
WHERE: Nashville Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
WHEN: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6, 2014
WHAT: Conference and Expo targeted to the nation’s more than 900 rural electric cooperatives
TechAdvantage features 338 exhibitors this year, the largest number in the expo’s history. In addition, the conference offers a rich and wide-ranging array of sessions, including presentations on SGDP research results in the following areas:
- AMI deployments
- Multi-tenant meter data management
- Communications infrastructure for smart grid systems
- Distribution system modeling
- Smart feeder switching
- Voltage optimization
- Demand response
- Energy storage
Each year, the TechAdvantage Expo and Conference is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
More than 8,500 representatives from cooperative electric utilities across the nation are attending the NRECA Annual Meeting March 2-5, during which they will set NRECA’s legislative and organizational agenda for 2014. In addition to considering and acting upon policy resolutions, delegates receive reports from NRECA officials, hear addresses by key public figures and business experts, and attend educational forums on major issues affecting electric cooperatives and their consumer owners.