The state of the smart grid is the subject of a free interactive Webinar scheduled for Aug. 4 from 1-2 p.m. ET.

Moderated by Anto Budiardjo, president and chief executive officer of Clasma Events Inc., organizer of conferences and events focused on the intersection of energy and information technology, including the upcoming GridWeek, "State of Deployments: A Smart Grid Report Card" will feature a panel of smart-grid stakeholders discussing issues specific to transmission and distribution, consumer-focused deployments, grid reliability and renewable integration, and more. Those stakeholders include:

• Chris Hickman, president, Innovari Energy.

• Joe Paladino, senior advisor, U.S. Department of Energy.

• Bob Saint, principal distribution engineer, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

• Matt Wakefield, program manager, smart-grid demonstrations, Electric Power Research Institute.

To register, click here.