Utility Automation & Engineering T&D magazine becomes POWERGRID International magazine

Tulsa, Okla., September 1, 2009 — To better reflect the rapidly evolving electricity delivery industry, PennWell Corp. announced that its Utility Automation & Engineering T&D magazine, first published in 1995 under the title Utility Automation magazine, has been renamed POWERGRID International. Under the new name, the magazine will continue to be the industry’s leading authority on power delivery issues and technologies.

When established in 1995, Utility Automation and Engineering T&D magazine covered automation, control and IT systems for the electric utility industry. Through the years, it expanded to include advancements in such areas as SCADA, distribution automation, substation automation, automatic meter reading and geographic information system technologies. The magazine further broadened its coverage in 2003 to include the entire transmission and distribution system—from the generating plant switchyard to the customer’s meter.

The magazine’s content has continued to follow industry trends, remaining cutting edge and now covering equipment from inside the power plant control room to devices inside the home. The new title, POWERGRID International, will more fully reflect the content and the industry’s latest terminology.

“The grid has become a common term defining the infrastructure that delivers electricity,” said Teresa Hansen, the magazine’s editor in chief. “Smart grid is also becoming a household term. Utility Automation and Engineering T&D magazine was covering smart grid development before the term “Ëœsmart grid’ was coined. We believe the name PowerGrid International better reflects the magazine’s coverage of the current electricity grid, as well as its coverage of the future smart grid.”

In addition to “POWERGRID,” the new title also includes the word “International” to reflect the magazine’s expanding international coverage.

“The magazine has always included some international content, but with the advancements being made in power delivery technologies worldwide, we think now is the time to expand our international coverage,” Hansen added. “We wanted to make sure our new name reflected this as well.”

Utility Automation and Engineering T&D magazine has been a leading publication in the industry’s power delivery sector since the first issue was published,” said Michael Grossman, PennWell’s power delivery group publisher. “Changing the magazine’s name to more accurately reflect its content will help ensure that it remains a leading information source for utility professionals for years to come.”

The magazine will begin using the new name on the September 2009 print issue and online September 1, 2009.

About PennWell
PennWell Corp. is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: oil and gas, electric power, water and wastewater, renewable energy, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, converting, nanotechnology, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes more than 100 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., the company has major offices in Nashua, N.H.; Houston; London; Mountain View, Calif.; Fairlawn, N.J., Moscow and Hong Kong.

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The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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