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IEC Presents Smart Grid Conference

29 Sep 2011

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) in conjunction with Duke Energy and Progress Energy is presenting a three day conference focusing on the deployment of smart grid technology. Grid ComForum East will take place May 22-24, 2012 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.


The first day of the conference is a private program for the utilities and their key stakeholders, followed by the main conference program, which will bring together the major electric utilities, vendors, and suppliers involved in the region’s Smart Grid technology deployment. Also includes are the top research universities, such as North Carolina State University, whose research contributes to advances in Smart Grid technology.
International Engineering Consortium President, John Janowiak, says, “We are excited to bring GCF East to Raleigh under the leadership of Duke Energy and Progress Energy. The assembly of the Southeastern Smart Grid community to specifically address the Smart Grid deployment issues from the perspective of these two major utilities is vital to further progress in the enabling of the next-generation power grid in the region.”

Lloyd Yates, CEO and President of Progress Energy Carolinas and GCF East 2012 Chairperson, adds: “As we work to advance grid capabilities throughout the Carolinas, this event will bring together experts in technology, engineering, academia and other areas to share vital information that will enable us to deploy our smart grid investments and initiatives more efficiently and effectively.”

Established in 1944, the IEC is a non-profit committed to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities by providing educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students. For more information, visit