|Smart Grid Week Opens Up New World|
Smart Grid Week Opens Up New World
The second Korea Smart Grid Week ran from November 16 to 18 in Seoul. World-renowned experts such as International Electrotechnical Commission Smart Grid Strategic Group Chairman Richard Schomberg and U.S. National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability George W. Arnold helped make the International Smart Grid Conference a success. Meanwhile, World Smart Grid Expo 2011 drew representatives from more than 80 companies and institutions from Korea and abroad.
At the conference, experts discussed ways to standardize smart grids and reviewed the progress of Korea’s smart grid technology following successes at the Jeju smart grid test bed. Other presentations detailed foreign test-bed projects and new regulations concerning smart grids. Eminent guest speakers such as Ali Izadi, an energy and smart technology analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, made the information accessible to the general public.
The exhibition showcased smart home appliances, eco-friendly electric vehicles, and equipment for the advanced metering infrastructure that is under development.
Korea also seized the occasion to announce its international smart grid policy direction for the next five years and the steps it will take to implement its vision. Korea aims to establish specialized smart grid bases by 2016 and to explore opportunities in such new business areas as energy management services, energy storage services, electric vehicle charging services, virtual power plants and demand response.
* Released by the Smart Grid and Electricity Market Division
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