US Commerce Department Organized a Smart Cities Trade Mission to assist cities in
Poland and Czech Republic with their Smart Grid Strategies and Plans
San Jose, CA, March 11th, 2018: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), announced today that US Commerce Department selected NES to be a participant in the Smart Cities Trade Mission to Poland and Czech Republic. The trade mission is scheduled for the March 12th to the 16th, and will take place in Warsaw, Krakow and Prague. Participating in the tour on behalf of NES is Michael Anderson, President and CEO, along with Adam Zalewski, Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe
US Commercial Services organized a Smart Cities Trade Mission to assist cities in Poland and the Czech Republic with their Smart Grid Strategies and Plans. The trade mission, which is being coordinated by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), is scheduled to occur from March 12th to the 16th. It will take place in Warsaw, Krakow and Prague.
The Delegation participating in the Mission includes leading US based corporations focused on enabling smart cities by providing a variety of IT, communication and automation technologies and solutions. Listed in alphabetical order, the companies selected to participate in the Mission are Cambium Networks, Cisco, MasterCard, Microsoft, Networked Energy Services (NES), Viasat, Visa and Winncom Technologies. Also participating in the meetings are key representatives from the government and local cities, in addition to Management Executives from the eight companies.
The Smart Cities Mission includes country briefings at the US Embassies in Warsaw and Prague, as well as US Government based receptions at both Embassies and also the US Consul in Krakow. The meetings also include interactive discussions on Internet of Things (IoT), Mobility and, of course, Energy Efficiency, where the government, city and company representative can exchange ideas on how best to create a smart cities that benefit the society.
One of the key objectives of the Mission is to assist cities in Poland and the Czech Republic with implementing real IoT and Smart Grid solutions rather than some cities around the world that simply announce these types of projects without actually implementing solutions that benefit the cities and citizens. The Mission will try to focus on successful projects, such as the Smart City Wroclaw project in Poland that is providing IoT, Mobility, Smart Metering and Smart Grid solutions to enable a genuine smart city. Events, such as this, can assist other cities with learning from real world project examples to encourage proper planning and investment to obtain similar benefits.
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligent use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.