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UL explores energy and the smart grid home at 2012 CES Conference


December 13, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

December 12, 2011 – Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will present “Energy and the Smart Grid Home”—a panel series comprising UL renewable energy experts in partnership with 2012 CES conference track sessions. The UL-moderated discussions will explore energy savings and generation on January 12, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC).

“UL has a long history of testing products for safety and in understanding the science of safety through its research and development efforts, particularly in the area of consumer electronics,” said Clyde Kofman, senior vice-president, chief commercial officer at UL. “The changing landscape in energy distribution and usage calls for increased clarification on topics related to LED technology, solar and wind energy, and sustainability.”

UL says delegates will gain important insights on smart grid home issues that will hold real-life value for individuals and businesses to manage the transition, stay ahead of the trends and, most importantly, “benefit from the opportunities”.

The UL “Energy and the Smart Grid Home” panel series is scheduled to feature:

The LED Transformation: Lighting and Beyond
• Panelist representation includes UL, American Lighting Association, Philips Lighting North America and Lutron Electronics.

Energy Generation: How to Play in the Space
• Panelist representation includes UL, Solar Energy Industries Association, Pecan Street, Inc. and Sanyo (USA) Corp.

Energy Savings: Shaping the Future
• Panelist representation includes UL, Samsung, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), LG Electronics and Information Technology Industry Council.

For more information on the UL panel sessions at 2012 CES, visit www.ul.com/ces