This web site is the home for industry-leading publications covering the electric industry - Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International.

This site provides daily news on a number of topics, including smart grid, T&D, metering, energy efficiency and demand response, renewable generation and customer service.

The site has articles from the magazines' current issues and access to years of searchable editorial archives. Our calendar of events showcases PennWell power events and industry-related conferences. You can also find vendor product and service information by visiting our Buyers Guide.

About Electric Light & Power magazine

Known as the voice of the electric utility industry since 1922, Electric Light & Power is the authoritative source of electric industry business news for electric utility executives and management.

Each month, Electric Light & Power provides insight into industry news, financial, legal and regulatory issues. It reviews generation trends, smart grid technology, information technology and customer information systems, renewable energy, energy efficiency and much more.

This single source provides a broad view of the electric utility industry, with in-depth analysis of key business issues and regular interviews with industry leaders.

Electric Light & Power is the official partner of the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and is part of PennWell’s Global Energy Group.

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About POWERGRID International magazine

POWERGRID International magazine provides information about the latest automation and control technologies used in electric power transmission and distribution. Our mission is to serve as a tool for today's utilities, providing knowledge on technologies that improve reliability and power system operations.

POWERGRID International covers topics such as electric grid automation and control; smart metering; T&D engineering, operations, maintenance and equipment from the power plant switchyard to customers’ premises and technologies beyond the meter; T&D products and services; smart grid; IT; and commercial and industrial (C&I) end users.

Readers of POWERGRID International are utility professionals, energy service providers, managers, engineers and consultants.

POWERGRID International is the official partner of DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition and is part of PennWell's Global Energy Group.

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About DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition

DistribuTECH is the utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, commercial and industrial energy management technology and water utility technology.

Attendee Profile by Business and Industry:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Rural Electric Membership Co-ops (REMC)
  • Federal Power Industries
  • Municipalities
  • Electricity Delivery Companies
  • Water Utilities
  • Manufacturers/Vendors
  • Consultants
  • Energy End Users

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About Electric Light & Power Executive Conference

The Electric Light & Power Executive Conference provides an exclusive, intimate atmosphere in which industry leaders can network and freely discuss the challenges and opportunities their companies face. The conference runs concurrently with DistribuTECH, the leading smart grid event for engineering and T&D operations staff. 

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About DistribuTECH Africa

The world’s leading technology and solutions providers are set to converge in Cape Town, South Africa on March 17-19, 2014, for the inaugural DistribuTECH Africa conference and exhibition along with co-located POWER-GEN Africa as the current burgeoning market for the delivery of secure energy services, extends to the rapidly-expanding economies across the African continent.

Bringing the world-renowned DistribuTECH brand to Africa, the event will see an impressive line-up of more than 270 expert speakers and exhibitors from around the globe, provide exciting new business ventures and the opportunity to engage with peers, seek out best practice and learn about the success stories in Africa and from around the globe.

The theme of “Equipping Utilities for the Future” reflects the focus on practical and proven technologies and the shared vision of strengthening infrastructure to drive economic growth covering such topic areas as DSM & Energy Efficiency, Integrating Decentralized Generation, Smart Metering, Smart Grid Development, Revenue Protection, Business Operations and Future Business Perspectives.

Attendee Profile by Business and Industry:

  • Electricity transmission & distribution companies
  • Regulators
  • Consultant and consulting engineers
  • Electric Utilities
  • Municipalities
  • Federal Power Industries
  • Manufacturers/Vendors
  • Consultants
  • Energy End Users
  • Member Organisations & Associations

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About DistribuTECH Brasil

Increasing the nation’s transmission and distribution capabilities are among Brasil’s top energy priorities. Focusing on the latest advancements in electricity transmission and distribution technologies, trends and products/services, DistribuTECH Brasil covers smart metering, distribution automation, energy efficiency, commercial and noncommercial energy losses, revenue strategies, transmission siting and other long-distance high-voltage electricity transmission issues and much more. Bringing together the sharpest minds in the industry, DistribuTECH Brasil’s conference program provides an in-depth look at the latest innovations shaping the transmission and distribution industry in Brasil through insightful papers and case study presentations. DistribuTECH Brasil’s exhibition showcases the latest and most advanced products and services available in the industry from companies throughout the world.

Attendee Profile by Business and Industry:

  • National (or Federal) Utilities
  • State Utilities
  • Municipal Utilities
  • Private Transmission and Distribution Utilities
  • Regulators
  • Consultants and Consulting Engineers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Software Providers
  • Information Systems Providers

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About DistribuTECHIndia

DistribuTECH India Exhibition & Conference will be held in India for the first time in May 2014 under the theme POWER. KEY TO INDIA'S FUTURE GROWTH.  The electricity sector in India has the fifth largest installed capacity in the world. This event will help those involved in the power industry or supply services to the power generation sector and looking to increase their business in the region network and do business with the major players in the marketplace.

DistribuTECH India is the platform for international information and technology exchange for transmission and distribution providing the complete power experience under one roof, co-located with the globally respected POWER-GEN, Renewable Energy World and HydroVision brands.

With the Indian power sector's potential for growth , there is no better time than now to invest and do business in India

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About the PennWell Global Energy Group

PennWell's Global Energy Group, of which Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International are members, currently hosts nine of the world's largest and most comprehensive power conferences and exhibitions in the world.

The group also publishes six of the most respected trade publications in the power industry, covering generation, transmission and distribution sectors of the power industry.