In order to assist the 2010 planning the has begun in earnest at every utility company around the world, Microsoft and our partner OSIsoft are offering a complimentary Webcast on our Smart Energy Reference Architecture, on Tuesday, December 8 at 1 p.m. EST.

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Microsoft’s SERA is intended specifically for working groups and utility executives who are focused on developing their utility’s smart grid blueprint. I believe they will discover SERA to be required reading for their transformation projects, as it provides a blueprint for testing the alignment of new smart grid information technology that’s available now with their existing business processes. The larger effort should be to create an integrated utility that makes the most of the new data coming from the smart grid data stream that’s about to come rushing into every utility.

The Webcast will be hosted by Sierra Energy Group’s Warren Causey and is recommended for those utilities concerned with their strategy for the integration of virtually ever operation of their enterprise, with the end goal of better coordination of their business operations with the new demands on generation and delivery, from customers, shareholders and regulators.

Please click here to register. I look forward to this opportunity to talk with the industry about our vision for the integrated utility of the future. – Jon C. Arnold