Tonkin Corporation’s 3rd Annual Smart Grid Forum, 28-30th March 2011, Melbourne - 15 Feb 2011


The current smart meter debate originated in Victoria in 2004, from the utilities’ need to modernise the meter network which would, among other things, allow them to capture electricity usage in 30-minute intervals. This enables differential pricing by time-of-day and enables utilities to discourage certain types of ‘non-time-critical’ use during periods of high demand. Reducing peaks has a major impact on electricity generation costs by alleviating the need for new power plants and cutting down on damaging greenhouse emissions.

Victoria should be commended for initiating the focus. However, based on the latest environmental politics, the debate needs to be shifted to smart grids.

Tonkin Corporation’s 3rd Annual Smart Grid Forum, 28-30th March 2011, Melbourne will address the current challenges facing the smart grid industry. Issues surrounding smart meter rollouts, customer demands in the China market, security, renewable energy integration, consumer perspectives, pricing, and environmental matters will be addressed at this annual event. For more information see: http://www.tonkincorporation.com/?m=5&id=792&t=8#

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