Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and motion systems, will hold its 14th EnVisioneering Symposium Nov. 12 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The symposium, which will precede the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI) 2010 Annual Meeting, is titled “Smart Grid and Beyond” and will discuss how a smart grid could be a vital link in America’s effort to strengthen its energy future and help solve the electrical-power supply/demand equation.

Specifically, the symposium will address how HVACR and related industries can best plug in to the smart-grid marketplace.

  • What forces are driving the movement to a smart grid?
  • How would it work—especially the grid/buildings interface?
  • What new technologies are required?
  • What can existing technologies contribute?
  • Where are the commercial and technological opportunities?

Presentations on the topic will be given by a panel of experts, including Mark Lauby from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Michael Oldak, vice president and general counsel for the Utility Telecom Council.

The Nov. 12 symposium is the second event in Danfoss’ 2010 EnVisioneering Symposia Series. The May 13 symposium addressed the strategies and policies needed to create and advance net-zero energy buildings.

For continuing updates about the EnVisioneering Symposia Series, visit www.envisioneering.danfoss.com.