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2014 TechAdvantage Expo and Conference to Showcase Results of NRECA’s Regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project

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 the following sessions on SGDP research results:

  • AMI deployments
  • Multi-tenant meter data management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Communications infrastructure for smart grid systems
  • Interoperability
  • 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.

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