A Home Area Networks workshop takes place on Monday, August 20, 2007 as part of Smart Metering West Coast, and registrations are now open.

“Home Area Networks … the methodologies and technologies” will be presented by Erich Gunther, chairman and chief technology officer of EnerNex Corporation and chairman of the OpenHAN task force. The OpenHAN task force, part of the UtilityAMI working group, has been working over the past several months to develop use cases, requirements, high level architecture, and security policies necessary to implement demand response and energy efficiency programs.

The workshop will cover the work completed to date, obtain feedback from the workshop attendees, and develop an action plan for moving forward. This work is critical to ensuring that the industry is able to deploy demand responsive infrastructure quickly and cost effectively and to ensure that the necessary communications infrastructure, software, and end use devices are available from multiple vendors and are interoperable.

Other participants in the workshop will be other members of the OpenHAN task force including representatives of Southern California Edison, PG&E, SDG&E, Consumers Energy, among others.

View the full program brochure at www.metering.com/westcoast and register now!

For more information, contact Teresa Botha: teresa@spintelligent.com or phone: 888 559 8017 (US) or +27 21 700 3500 (international).