New Zealand is a nation rich with diverse forms of natural energy. It is a place where resourcefulness is celebrated and inspiring ideas are born. Where smart people create smart energy solutions and new ways to develop and secure our energy future. Callaghan Innovation, the New Zealand government's business innovation agency, is pleased to lead a small group of New Zealand technology companies to learn about "smart grid" market and technology trends in the United States. Callaghan Innovation Energy Sector Manager Chris Thomson will give a short presentation on the electricity system and smart grid developments in New Zealand.