Electric utility stakeholders remain divided on whether grid parity is a business threat or just hype. Either way, the utility-customer relationship is evolving, and utilities must adapt to survive.

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Some 12,000 of the world’s top electric grid experts will meet Feb. 9-11, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to discuss utility survival strategies while more than 480 companies launch and demonstrate the high-tech products to make it happen. DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition is the largest T&D event in North America.

“Solar power and energy storage are changing the utility industry faster than most insiders predicted,” said Teresa Hansen, DistribuTECH chairwoman and editor in chief ofPOWERGRID International, the official publication of DistribuTECH. “This will be the 26th annual DistribuTECH, and I have a feeling the big talk will be the many roads to 2050—the year at least one study pegs as the point of grid parity across the U.S.”

DistribuTECH includes pre-conference Utility University workshops, networking events, a conference with more than 300 speakers and an exhibition. Co-located Utility Products Exposition is the industry's leading platform for showcasing the newest products, vehicles, services and equipment to utility buyers. The co-located Electric Light & Power Executive Conference provides networking for industry leaders to freely discuss utility challenges and opportunities.

For more information and to register for DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, visit www.distributech.com.

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