2013 represents a defining moment for the U.S. smart grid, especially as U.S. Smart Grid Investment Grant funds start to dry up. Utilities have progressed beyond pilot projects and some are near full deployment mode for most phases of their smart grid initiatives. At midyear the smart grid has demonstrated effectiveness in the face of power outages, welcomed new technologies, and refined much needed consumer smart meter education. EVs have also come back into the spotlight as well as analytics, the cloud, and M2M. In this can’t miss webinar, State of the U.S. Smart Grid 2013, sponsored by the global leader in automation system management Industrial Defender, attendees will get a real-world assessment from Industrial Defender, Duke Energy, Austin Energy, Proximetry, and Zpryme thought leaders about the state of U.S. smart grid, learn about emerging technology areas and EVs, how cybersecurity is affecting smart grid projects, and be presented with key steps to continuing the advancement of the smart grid in the U.S.