Utility Manufacturers Can Plug Into "Green Power and the Modern Grid" Seminar

A full-day seminar helps utility manufacturers and power suppliers with regulatory and design insights to incorporate natural (green) power into current utility equipment.

NEWTOWN, CT/Jan. 29, 2009 — With green energy at the top of the national agenda, manufacturers and power suppliers alike are looking for ways to plug natural energy into the national power grid. TÜVRheinland®, the premier supplier of global testing, assessment and certification services, has partnered with electrical and electronics manufacturers Hubbell, Inc. to hold a "Green Power and the Modern Grid" seminar in Pleasanton, Calif. on March 4.

The seminar will cover the equipment capabilities and international standards required to ensure modern grid equipment are validated, reliable and efficient. Attendees will include manufacturers from a variety of power industry sectors, including power equipment and utilities, metering and load control, distributed generation, solar and wind generators, controls and inverters, sensors and communications, energy storage and home area networks.

The program will shed light on:

o Which standards apply to this growing industry
o The "phenomena" behind international energy standards
o Product compliance
o Pre-qualification and lab testing
o Automatic meter infrastructure
o Appropriate media choices
o Communications protocols
o Interoperability tests

Speakers will include electrical, electronic and EMC test experts: Ryan Bares of Hubbell High Voltage Test Business; Jerry Ramie of ARC Technical Resources; Dr. John Lin of Wireless Glue Networks; and Matthias Heinze, Dr. Farouk Zanaty, and Kent Chesley of TÜVRheinland.

"Green Power and the Modern Grid" will take place on March 4 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at TÜVRheinland, 1268 Quarry Lane, Suite A, Pleasanton, Calif. Cost for the program is $195 including lunch and snacks.

To register for the seminar, call 1-TUV-RHEINLAND (888-743-4652) or email vpalmerskok@us.tuv.com.

About TÜVRheinland®

TÜVRheinland® delivers premier independent testing, assessment, and certification services to help companies gain access into global markets. Boasting an international network across six continents, the company's in-country experts ease the path to compliance with cost-effective pricing and quick turnaround times. The $1.5 billion corporation is comprised of an international network of more than 12,500 employees in 62 countries and serves most industry sectors and markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.us.tuv.com.

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