The GE Smart Grid Technology Symposium deals with basic and in-depth Smart Grid concepts, plans, and lessons learned from deployments.
What's happening in the electricity sector is analogous to what already has happened in the telecommunications sector. It's becoming mobile, intelligent and all encompassing. In telecommunications, fixed telephone lines have given way to cell phones that allow us take pictures, watch TV, record video, correspond by e-mail, browse the web and of course, have mobile phone conversations from virtually anywhere. The electricity sector is evolving in much the same way. We're transitioning from a stationary, centralized, and fixed power distribution system to one that will be more mobile, more distributed and more diverse in where we get our power. In essence, it will become the future Smart Grid.