GridWise® Alliance and Greentech Media to Broadcast Live From Inaugural GridWise® Global Forum

Greentech Media's web-based coverage of the GridWise Global Forum to encourage international involvement

August 4, 2010 - Washington, DC - The GridWise Alliance today announced the signing of a partnership with Greentech Media, Inc., who will serve as the Official Interactive Media Partner for the inaugural GridWise Global Forum, September 21-23 in Washington, DC. Greentech Media will broadcast feature panels live on the Internet from the Forum and will house videos and content on their website following the Forum to continue the global, smart grid discussion.

The partnership will enable a broader audience to benefit from discussions and outcomes from the GridWise Global Forum by incorporating streaming video; video clips from featured daily sessions; interviews and reactions from the audience; as well as news and press coverage. In addition to the interactive website, Greentech Media's Smart Grid Analyst, David Leeds, will be moderating the session Meeting Climate Goals - an international discussion on the benefits of smart grid in mitigating the effects of climate change - taking place on the final day of the Forum.

"We wanted to partner with a well-respected media outlet that understands how global collaboration is key to the success of smart grid," said Guido Bartels, Chair of the GridWise Alliance. "Greentech Media is fostering this collaboration by bringing to the Forum a multi-media presence that will allow people from around the globe to access and take part in critical discussions about the current state and future of smart grid."

"The GridWise Alliance is the most recognized and respected industry alliance in the smart grid market," said Rick Thompson, President and Co-Founder of Greentech Media. "We're honored to collaborate with the inaugural GridWise Global Forum by bringing such fantastic content to the global smart grid community via our advanced online platform and industry leading website."
For more information about the GridWise Global Forum and to register for the event, visit:

About the GridWise Alliance
The GridWise Alliance, founded in 2003, is a coalition of public and private stakeholders that advocates for a smarter grid for the public good. The Alliance facilitates the effective collaboration among stakeholders, to promote, educate, and advocate for the adoption of innovative smart grid solutions. These solutions will achieve economic and environmental benefits for customers, communities, shareholders and society. GridWise Alliance members include utilities, ICT companies, equipment vendors, new technology providers and academic institutions.
For more information about the GridWise Alliance, visit:

About Greentech Media
Greentech Media is an integrated online media company designed to deliver the highest-quality content in the industry, whether it is research, news or critical networking events. Greentech Media is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., with operations in New York City, San Francisco and Munich. For more information, visit

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