Don McDonnell to Deliver Keynote Address at Georgia SCADA Users Group Fall Meeting

Today a Leading Smart Grid Authority Will Discuss Technical, Financial Implications of Utility Asset Health

Atlanta, GA, November 17, 2011 --( Don McDonnell, managing director of smart grid research and public relations firm, The McDonnell Group, will deliver the keynote address outlining strategies for substation asset health at the Georgia SCADA Users Group Fall Meeting today. The two-day meeting, sponsored by the Georgia Transmission Corporation, convened yesterday at 8:30 a.m. at the Electric Cooperative Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.

McDonnell has amassed two decades of experience in the energy and enterprise software sectors, which includes extensive work in the utility sector throughout the U.S. He also serves on the board of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Smart Grid Society, and is founder of the online Smart Grid Executive Forum.

The first full day of the meeting consisted of a MultiSpeak Integrator Training led by Gary McNaughton from Cornice Engineering, Inc. In addition to the keynote address, Tuesday’s agenda includes sessions conducted by David Revill, manager, Cyber Security Operations, Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC); Mark Reeves, principal engineer, Georgia System Operation Corporation (GSOC); Rob Hall, AMI Project Manager, Southern Rivers Energy; and Mary Hester, CEO, LAN Systems.

About Georgia Transmission
Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by 39 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), owns more than 3,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 600 substations. These facilities deliver power to Georgia’s EMCs who serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia’s population (4.5 million).

About The McDonnell Group, Inc.
The McDonnell Group delivers a unique trilogy of energy and technology focused marketing services: Research, Strategy, and Public Relations. We provide expert insight and specialized knowledge of the people, the trends, and the technologies unique to the utility and enterprise software markets. With our Focus on Practical Methods™, we work closely with your executive team to deliver strategy and advisory services, research-based marketing, and public relations to help you grow and guide your business in a way few can match.


Robert Young
GA SCADA Users Group

Terry Cullen
Georgia Transmission Corporation
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Marc Marton
The McDonnell Group, Inc.

The McDonnell Group
Marc Marton