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Enabling the Smart Grid
with the Common Information Model

 November 10-13, 2009 >> Charlotte, North Carolina
The Smart Grid concept is now front and center in the electric utility industry. Extensive system integration will be necessary for realizing the potential of the smart grid, and in the U.S. the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now coordinating standardization efforts. NIST has identified the Common Information Model (CIM) as a key factor in its efforts. CIM is an international standard now accepted globally for modelling the information exchanges required in electric utilities, and is independent of any individual application, middleware, or message protocols used for information exchange.
The CIM User Group (CIMug) was formed for users to get information on the progress of the CIM and to share their project experiences. The user group holds two meetings each year (one in Europe and one in the U.S.). Recognized experts share their insights and resolve key technical issues. Each meeting also includes pre-conference tutorials, vendor exhibits, and social networking opportunities. 
Who Should Attend
Utilities that are using standards-based integration to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting.
The meeting is open to all current or potential CIM users – you do not have to be a CIM User Group member to attend. Attendees gain first-hand access to CIM experts and come away with new insights on the power of CIM-based integration.
Location & Date
The CIMug Meeting will be held on November 10-13, 2009 at the Charlotte NC EPRI Office located at 1300 W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC. 
The meeting will start on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 with CIM University  - a pre-conference CIM tutorial.  The formal sessions of the CIMug Meeting will begin on Wednesday, November 11 and run until noon on Friday, November 13.   

Conference costs and more information is available on the Registration link on the left panel. Vendors who would like to sponsor tables can add this as part of their registration.
EPRI's brochure with a list of nearby hotels and other useful information.
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Around 18 minutes by car, according to Google.
Tours are available on non-event days Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  The track is around six miles from the EPRI office.
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Downtown Charlotte

 EPRI Charlotte Office

1300 W.T. Harris Blvd.
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