Senior level executives within the electric, gas and water industries, local government representatives, manufacturers and vendors, environmental groups, and policymakers and stakeholders will all gather tomorrow at the Frontier Project for the first ever Inland Empire Smart Grid Summit.

The Frontier Project Foundation, together with Itron, will host the event on Thursday, June 30th, 2011, to address the unprecedented opportunity arising from the intersection of two core building blocks – utilities and communications. Local solar industry leader, Helio Energy Solutions, is sending a team to answer queries about the role of solar with smart meters and the smart grid.

The summit speaker line-up includes Key Note: Kenneth Chong, Honeywell International and panel speakers: Ken Devore, Southern California Edison; Pat Petersilia, Southern California Gas Company; Pat Hayes, City of Glendale Water and Power; Chris Couper, IBM; Pam Greene, Southern California Edison; Darron Poulsen, Cucamonga Valley Water District.

The Smart Grid Summit will educate local municipalities, environmental groups, and policymakers about the latest updates in Smart Grid and Smart Metering throughout the State. This unique event is based on the joint vision of the Frontier Project and Itron to create a forum to actively engage the region in the forthcoming Smart Grid and Smart Meter systems.

Helio Energy Solutions is an integrated energy solutions company with nearly 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001. The company is headquartered in Murrieta, CA and regularly participates in industry events at the Frontier Project.

The Frontier Project is a 14,000-square-foot LEED Platinum demonstration building dedicated to educating residential consumers, commercial builders, and sustainable energy advocates on the latest trends and technologies in water, power, and site conservation.

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Information on Smart Grid event tickets can be found here