SOURCE: IPv6 Forum

IPv6 Forum

January 23, 2010 10:21 ET

IEC's Grid ComForum & IPv6 Forum Join Forces

CHICAGO, IL and LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - January 23, 2010) - The IPv6 Forum and IEC agreed to partner in the promotion of SmartGRID solutions at the inaugural event of the Grid ComForum to take place February 2-3 in Santa Clara.

Grid ComForum targets the needs of electric power industry managers and executives responsible for the deployment of smart grid technology, with a particular focus on the communications layer. Grid ComForum provides a unique focus on technology selection and management as well as addresses business case development, market drivers and marketing, operations, and policy concerns.

"The IEC and IPv6 Forum have partnered for the past 10 years in the ICT sector throughout the development of IPv6. Today the IEC is focusing on the challenges of energy efficiency and management with the introduction of the Grid ComForum event. The IEC's Grid ComForum supports networking and the IPv6 Forum looks forward to participating and promoting IPv6 to make the powergrid smarter. We endorse this great initiative to make it a success worldwide," states Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum & Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg.

"The Grid ComForum event focuses on the integration of communications technologies into electric power infrastructure for the realization of the smart grid. IPv6 plays a significant role in adding the communications layer to the utility network, and we are pleased to be working with the IPv6 Forum again. The plenary panel titled 'The Role and Benefits of IPv6 in the Smart Grid' in which Mr. Ladid will participate will surely be a highlight of the event," commented IEC President John R. Janowiak.

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Contact Information

  • Organization Contact:
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