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May 6, 2013 | Vol. 9

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NEMA to Participate in Israeli Smart
Energy Conference

The Israeli Smart Energy Association (ISEA) logoOn May 22–23, 2013, the Israeli Smart Energy Association (ISEA) will host the second Israeli Smart Energy Conference at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel.  Confirmed speakers include executives from the Israel Electric Cooperation, PG&E, IBM, Oracle, NEDO (Japan), SmartGridUK, Lux Research, Silver Spring
Networks, and others. 

Paul Molitor, NEMA head of communications, will take part in multiple sessions sharing information about the U.S. ecosystem for Smart Grid and the public-private partnership that has evolved through the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).  Other session topics include Smart Grid case studies, microgrids, Smart Grid and smart cities, regulations and financing, Smart Grid security, Smart Grid communications, data management and more.

ISEA is a leading Israeli national organization which brings together local and global Smart Energy stakeholders to share knowledge, drive initiatives and build partnerships.  Attendees will get a chance to meet with Israeli Energy and ICT companies, and interact with the growing Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency industry in Israel.  The event is held in cooperation with the Israeli Export & International Cooperation Institute and Israel NewTech.

“This is a unique opportunity for exposure to innovative Israeli companies and to identify areas for potential cooperation and business development,” Molitor said.  “I am honored to participate with such a diverse group of international Smart Grid interests.”

eiXtra subscribers can read more about ISEA, and view an up-to-date agenda for the Smart Energy Conference.

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North American EBCIs Point to Continued Improvement in Business
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