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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SECRETARY, DR. ERNEST MONIZ TO KEYNOTE AT FIFTH ANNUAL IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY (PES) INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES (ISGT) CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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IEEE PES 2014 ISGT Conference to highlight Smart Grid Investment Grant projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the electric power industry

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 18 February 2014 – IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference on Wednesday 19 February, 8:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.

In addition, the IEEE PES 2014 ISGT Conference will highlight results from several Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects funded by the DOE and the electric power industry on 19 February. These sessions include reports on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources, Systems Integration and Voltage/VAR Optimization.

“The U.S. Department of Energy is playing a major role in the information being shared with conference attendees at this year’s ISGT,” said Saifur Rahman, IEEE PES ISGT conference chair. “Not only are we showcasing SGIGs, but having the Secretary of Energy in attendance to provide his insight on how smart grid technologies and standards are being deployed to the benefit of society will be historic for the smart grid industry.”

As the U.S. Energy Secretary, Dr. Moniz is tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama’s goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment. For more information on Dr. Moniz, please visit http://energy.gov/contributors/dr-ernest-moniz

For more details on the IEEE PES 2014 ISGT Conference including a full list of speakers, sessions and registration information, please visit http://ieee-isgt.org.

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