Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Price: FREE

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Webinar Summary

Let’s make no mistake; we live in a digitized world. And the digitization of energy usage data means more information can be made available to consumers and utilities to make informed decisions. And with the deployment of smart meters the U.S. faces the long term energy challenges as the majority of developed nations: a need to move towards competitively priced, environmentally sustainable sources.

Ventyx, an ABB Company with organizations CenterPoint Energy and Zpryme will provide an exclusive look at current smart meter deployments and the impacts and progress of the U.S. smart grid. Thought leaders will aim to find a common ground on U.S. smart grid initiatives in order to facilitate further dialogue with the energy industry for 2014.

Webinar Thought Leaders

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Valentine Emesih

CenterPoint Energy

Director, Control Systems (Electric Grid & Market Operations)

Christine Hertzog

Christine Hertzog



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Rick Nicholson

Ventyx, an ABB company

VP, Transmission & Distribution Solutions

About CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company also owns a 58.3 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp. with operations in major natural gas and liquids-rich producing areas of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. With more than 8,700 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. For more information, visit the website at

About Ventyx

Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on Ventyx solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see: