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Raleigh to Host International Conference

The City of Raleigh will host the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) 2011 Plug-In International Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center next July. This is the first time the conference has been held outside of California and is an exciting opportunity to strengthen Raleigh’s electric vehicle initiative, engage local companies working on electric vehicle and plug-in technology, and introduce new technologies and innovations in the field to people both here and abroad.

The conference focuses on plug-in, hybrid, and electric transportation, a significant industry focus for the City of Raleigh and Raleigh Economic Development.

“We are thrilled that EPRI has decided on Raleigh for their next Plug-In International Conference. It is not only a great opportunity to introduce visitors from around the world to all Raleigh has to offer, but is also a great way to focus on the exciting innovations happening right here in Raleigh in this industry cluster. We look forward to participating in the conference,” said Adrienne Cole, executive director of Raleigh Economic Development.

The Plug-In Conference was launched in San Jose in 2008. It attracts automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, the environmental community, and academia to exchange ideas and gather information needed to make key decisions related to plug-in, hybrid, and electric transportation.

The 2010 conference includes high-level plenary sessions and 21 breakout sessions and mini panels focused on driving, connection, and launching technologies required to full commercialize and integrate electric drive into the marketplace.

Be on the lookout for more information for the 2011 “Plug-In International Conference” and the many other events coming toWake County and the City of Raleigh.

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