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A Joint CIM/ OpenSG / Testing / Green Button / IEC 61850 Users Group Meeting:
Advancing Interoperability for the Utility Enterprise and Systems

October 22-26, 2012  >>  New Orleans, Louisiana USA

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This year ALL of the UCAIug communities: CIM; OpenSG;  IEC 61850; Testing; and Green Button users groups are meeting together this October in New Orleans, Louisiana.
CIM Overview:  CIM is an international standard globally accepted for modeling the information exchanges required in electric utility industry.  The interoperability enabled by the CIM standards is a key factor for achieving the Smart Grid vision.
OpenSG Overview:  The OpenSG User Group (OSGug) was formed to create a forum for the development of requirements for SmartGrid systems.  The work focus has been defined by the pragmatic needs of the Utility and Vendor communities.  Through these forums leading experts share their insights, create technical content, and resolve key technical issues.
Testing Overview:  The UCAIug Quality Assurance Program provides for Formalized conformance testing of products supporting IEC 61850 standard will verify that supported functions of the IED are implemented correctly as defined in the IEC 61850 standard. The results of the tests are documented in a detailed test report. If an IED passes the mandatory tests a conformance certificate will be issued. The Testing community is actively working to add the CIM standards and Green Button to its Quality Assurance Program.
Green Button Overview: The Green Button is based a standard devleoped by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) NAESB OpenESPI 1.0 Standardizes the Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI).  Green Button uses the OpenESPI 1.0 standard to implement the common-sense idea that electricity customers should be able to securely download their own easy-to-understand household energy usage information from their utility or electricity supplier website.
IEC 61850 Overview IEC 61850 is an international standard developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that provides a comprehensive framework for the implementation of power system automation within substations and across the power system. IEC 61850 is a mission critical part of achieving the Smart Grid vision.
Who Should Attend
Energy Information Stakeholders (such as utilities, energy companies, RTO/ISOs, government officials, Public Utility Commissions, Universities, Vendors, Consultants, and Integrators) involved or interested in developing and testing standards-based enterprise information architectures, integration frameworks, and power system communication networks to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. 
Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting.
You do not need to be a UCAIug member to attend.
Vendor Table Sponsor: If you are a supplier of Smart Grid related products or services and would like the opportunity to present your capabilities to the UCAIug, please consider sponsoring a table at the UCAIug Summit meeting in New Orleans. Any corporate member of the UCAIug can sponsor a demo table at the Wednesday evening reception on October 24, 2012. We have set aside time in the normal conference schedule for table sponsors to make a short presentation about their Smart Grid capabilities immediately before the Wednesday evening reception.
When you register for the meeting, you will be given an opportunity to add the table sponsorship to your shopping cart for a modest fee and enter a description of what you will be demonstrating. This information will be displayed on the meeting site. As a table sponsor you will get  1 – 6’ table, 2 chairs, and an electrical outlet for displaying marketing material and presenting product demonstrations.
The tables will be located in the Atrium Foyer area of the Marriott Hotel.  More information on sponsorship is available on the meeting site under vendor demonstrations.  Your participation as a table sponsor will help promote knowledge and awareness of the Smart Grid and will provide important financial support to the UCAIug
Location & Date
The UCAIug Summit will be held on October 22-26, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone:  +1 (504) 613-2888  Do not use for reservations!
UCAIug Group Rate:  $219/night
Room rate includes complimentary high speed internet access in the guestroom.
Secure website reservations:
Optional Phone Reservations:  +1 (504) 474-2009 / +1 (877) 622-3056
Reference: UCAIug 2012 Summit New Orleans October Event
Hotel Group Rate available through September 21, 2012
The meeting will start Monday, October 22nd with CIM University and OpenSG Boot Camp.  The official Summit meetings will begin on Tuesday, October 23rd and run until noon on Friday, October 26th.
A preliminary agenda is available on the Agenda link on the left panel.
Please note: Agenda subject to change.

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