Registration remains open through Nov. 12 for [email protected]

Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Registration remains opens through event day for the inaugural Energy Thought Summit at Research Triangle ([email protected]) Nov. 12 in Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Online registration at closes at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 12. Registration reopens at the door at 7:15 a.m.

The summit, coordinated by Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) with Zpryme, will feature leading smart energy experts and thought leaders discussing the state and future of energy and business opportunities it will generate.

“Our conference committee has recruited an exceptional array of expert speakers and panelists who will share insights on opportunities the smart energy sector offers companies and communities and the factors that will shape our energy future,” said RTCC Program Manager Christa Wagner Vinson. “This summit is a distinct opportunity for anyone working in the energy space to understand the current and emerging energy landscape.”

Five summit panels focus on issues critical to smart grid development and deployment: Grid of the Future, Consumer Engagement, Education and Energy, Big Data & Analytics and New Energy Ventures. A sixth panel examines the companies and assets that are propelling the Research Triangle Region to global prominence in this fast-growing industry.

Keynote addresses and panels feature some of the biggest names in the global smart energy space, including top executives from the summit’s major sponsors, ABB Inc., Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, PowerSecure International and Schneider Electric

The latest electric car models offered by BMW and Tesla Motors will be showcased at the summit along with electric cars built by students at Topsail and West Wilkes high schools for the EV Challenge.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. The event ends with music and networking 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $555 for in-state and $655 for out-of-state attendees. Discounted tickets at $155 are available for government, academic, NGO and utility sector attendees.

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About Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy through collaboration and partnerships that promote innovation and sector growth. The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) formed and manages the RTCC with funding from industry board members ABB Inc., Cisco Systems, Duke Energy, Field2Base Inc., Itron Inc., Piedmont Natural Gas, Power Analytics Corp., PowerSecure International, RTI International, SAS, Schneider Electric, Sensus and Siemens and its members. RTRP leads economic development for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina.

About Zpryme

Founded in 2005 and based in Austin, Texas, Zpryme is a research-based firm with services focused on three areas: energy, transportation and mobile. Based on the creative direction of our associates, we produce influential research that challenges the status quo and marketing solutions to generate fully immersive brand experiences, from the web to face-to-face environments. Learn more

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