From Clean Technica – Is utility 2.0 a forecast or a post-mortem?

For the last six months, the energy news sphere (perhaps led by the Edison Electric Institute) has been rife with a discussion about the threat to the utility business from distributed energy like local solar, as their customers shift to getting their own power from nearby renewable resources. Reports and news stories – e.g. “Adapt or Die” – suggest changes to the electric utility business model are imminent as power generation shifts from massive to medium scale and from remote to local.

For some utilities, this discussion is not a forecast, but a post-mortem.

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Fringe Event – Cocktail Society Tuesday 4th March Highway Inn

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Peter Cornish (Succint Ideas) published this useful link on Facebook

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ADNUG – Where to meet in the CBD

Consensus at last meeting was that ADNUG meetings should be held in the CBD.

I have approached UniSA and obtained a meeting room in the Computer and Information Science Administration area in Campus west.

It is at 27-29 North Terrace (Cnr Gray Street).

Gray St is at the left hand end of the map. Near the top of the hill heading towards West Terrace.

Close to North Terrace/West Terrace Tram Stop.

I am arranging for our next meeting on 11th April to be held there.

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ACS SA Branch Conference – Thu 21st Oct

ACS members $175 non-members $250 Student $75/$120

Email  for special price for booking 2 delegates

See and hear:

Controversial Free and Open Source Software Luminary Richard Stallman,

State Government CIO Andrew Mills,

Tier 5 MD Marty Gauvin,

Coopers Brewery CFO John van Ruth (ISACA),

Softronics  Dr Anthony Overmars,

Data Agility MD John Neville,

QLD Govt Exec Director Tony Hayes (ISACA)

Internode MD Simon Hackett

Powell and Co. MD David Powell (ISACA). 

One international, one national and one local keynote, 11 speakers across 3 streams and a panel on the ‘Standards Dichotomy’

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The Electron is on display at the Adelaide Clever Green Conference and Showcase
On display is the ‘CO2 Tacho’ to be installed in each Electron (naturally it will be smaller) to (a) record the CO2 content of energy being put into the car and (b) allow the drive to automatically set charging to commence when Green energy on the grid is at its highest and to turn charging off when dirty power is at its highest.

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Launching Windows Azure in Adelaide Mon 22nd Feb

David Lemphers – Senior Program Manager Windows Azure at Microsoft will conduct the Adelaide launch of Windows Azure (Cloud computing).
To register for Monday’s lunchtime Azure Launch,
This is a combined meeting for ADNUG, ASPUG, AdSSUG,

David, now based in Redmond, was formerly Dynamics Platform Evangelist at Microsoft Australia.

Summary of David’s Expdrience

Cloud computing, Engineering, Large Scale Software Services, Datacenter Development

Software engineering, systems design, datacenter planning, hardware design, embedded systems

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