Utilities Executives to Discuss Smart Grid Solutions and Industry Trends at Oracle OpenWorld 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Utilities-Specific Program Expands to Include More Than 30 Sessions and Networking Events

Redwood Shores, Calif. – September 9, 2010

News Facts

Utility executives will gather at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld conference, September 19 – 23, 2010 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, to share new ways to leverage Oracle applications, technology and systems that enable smart grid and other industry strategies.
In more than 30 sessions, demonstrations and networking events focused on utilities trends and applications, executives from Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Gas Terra, Pacific Gas & Electric and Sempra Energy will discuss how they use Oracle to support their utility business strategies.
Also at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Utilities will host a panel discussion about best business practices at BGE, Oracle and Accenture for building the next-generation utility. BGE President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Defontes will explain how BGE is embracing this transformational time and managing rising customer demands, the massive surge of information, the impact of renewable energy sources on the smart grid, the green agenda, smart metering and more.
Oracle Utilities will also host a media roundtable on Monday, September 20th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Moscone 130 where executives will discuss some of the biggest smart grid challenges facing the utilities industry and how Oracle is prepared to help. Oracle executives will also provide an overview of new customer and product announcements. Further, attendees will learn about findings from Oracle’s recent surveys including "Smart Grid Challenges & Choices: Utility Executives’ Vision for the New Decade" and "Testing the Water: Smart Metering for Water Utilities."

Supporting Quote

“At Oracle OpenWorld, we look forward to sharing our vision and discussing Oracle’s end-to-end offering to help utilities make more effective decisions, reduce risk, increase energy efficiency, enhance customer relationships and move their smart grid initiatives forward,” said Stephan Scholl, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities.

Supporting Resources

Oracle Utilities (www.oracle.com/industries/utilities/index.html)
Oracle Smart Grid Software (www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018637)
Oracle Utilities on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Oracle-Utilities/113690131739?v=wall)
Oracle Utilities on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=159460&trk=hb_side_g)
Oracle Utilities on Twitter (www.twitter.com/OracleUtilities)
Oracle Utilities YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/oracleutilities)

About Oracle Utilities

Oracle Utilities delivers proven software applications that help utilities of all types and sizes achieve competitive advantage, business performance excellence and a lower total cost of technology ownership. Oracle Utilities integrates industry-specific customer care and billing, network management, work and asset management, mobile workforce management and meter data management applications with the capabilities of Oracle’s industry-leading enterprise applications, business intelligence tools, middleware and database technologies. The software enables customers to adapt more nimbly to market deregulation, meet ever-evolving customer demands and deliver on environmental conservation commitments. Additionally, Oracle Utilities helps utilities prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives that enhance efficiency and provide critical intelligence metrics that can help drive more-informed energy and water usage decisions for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit www.oracle.com/goto/utilities.

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Contact Info

Caroline Yu Vespi
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Janice Hazen
O'Keeffe and Company
jhazen@okco.com (mailto:jhazen@okco.com)