Improving the Future of Power NTT Facilities
Organizing Sponsor

Darnell Group

Media Sponsors

EDN Japan


Welcome to Darnell's DC Building Power Asia

Building on the strong success of last year's event, Darnell's second-annual DC Building Power Asia will attract an international audience to discuss high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution in facilities such as data centers, commercial and industrial buildings and residences. A convergence of technologies is occurring that will change how buildings are powered. These technologies include the continued rapid growth of distributed generation resources (photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, micro turbines, etc.); the emergence of high-efficiency lighting technologies (especially solid-state LED lighting); wireless building automation systems; demand-side management of building energy use by electric utilities; and more. According to recent studies, the use of dc power can be ten-times more reliable and significantly more efficient compared with today's ac-power designs.

"We are excited about the expanded scope of this year's event," stated Jeff Shepard, President of Darnell Group. "We have a significantly expanded Advisory Committee with 15 members, being chaired by Keiichi Hirose, Senior Research Engineer at NTT facilities and internationally-recognized expert in dc power technologies. This will be a unique international meeting in Tokyo with English as the official conference language and simultaneous translation services," Shepard concluded.

DC Building Power Asia will consider all aspects of building power including high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution, hybrid ac and dc distribution architectures, and dc microgrids.

DC Building Power Asia will serve the needs of a broad, international community of stake holders including:

DC Building Power Asia is a sister-event with Darnell's Green Building Power Forum. The Third-Annual Green Building Power Forum will be hosted January, 2011, in San Jose, California, USA.