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IEEE: The expertise to make smart grid a reality

Smart Grid 201: A Revolutionary Vision

By Erich W. Gunther, IEEE Fellow and Chairman and CTO EnerNex, and Doug Houseman, VP Technology Innovation

The next-generation smart grid represents not only a multi-layer engineering challenge of historic proportions but also a significant change in the way utilities have conducted business over many decades.

Smart Grid 101 with Erich Gunther

By Erich W. Gunther, IEEE Fellow and Chairman and CTO EnerNex

The electrical grid has been described as the most complex machine ever built. It has also been described as a system that Thomas Edison would recognize because many of the components are fundamentally the same as they were in his day. The next-generation smart grid is bringing about both evolutionary and revolutionary impacts.