IEEE is offering a virtual conference for the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium on December 2-3, 2010. The IEEE Smart Grid World Forum Virtual Conference provides insightful presentations and discussions with an international perspective on a broad range of Smart Grid topics, including business and technical considerations, as well as standards. The virtual events will take place December 3rd (Dec 2 sessions) and 4th (Dec 3 sessions). The full-length videos of panel discussions and other activities will provide access to expert viewpoints for engineers unable to attend the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum.
Microchip Technology and Google teamed on a reference implementation of the Google PowerMeter API for embedded developers. Embedded designers can use the reference implementation to create products for the measurement and monitoring of energy usage with Microchip’s 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, energy-measurement ICs, Ethernet controllers, and radios for ZigBee and embedded Wi-Fi wireless networking.