United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park: His video message to the opening session of IEEE Power & Energy Society's Transmission and Distribution Conference, May 8, 2012.
IEEE presents conversations with international Smart Grid experts, as part of an ongoing video interview series. Thought leaders from around the world who are actively involved in Smart Grid will provide their insights and opinions on various aspects of Smart Grid developments in upcoming videos.
Our next interview is with Bill Ash, Strategic Program Manager for the IEEE Standards Association. Bill discusses the impact of standards on the Smart Grid in the United States and worldwide.
The next video in our interview series features Patricia Arsene, a project officer at DG INFSO, the Directorate General for Information Society and Media. She shares with us insights about her work and about power engineering careers.
Olle Hansson, Project Manager at Fortum, a provider of sustainable energy solutions in Nordic countries, Russia and the Baltic Rim area, is our next guest in the IEEE Smart Grid Expert Spotlight series. In this video interview, Olle addresses climate change – lowering CO2 emissions and the use of renewable energy. In addition, he provides insightful examples of Smart Grid pilot projects underway in Sweden.
Our next video interview in the series from the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels is with Thierry Pollet, Associate Vice President of Energy Global Business Development Smart Grid, AMI solutions for Alcatel-Lucent. In this insightful conversation, Thierry provides real world examples of smart grid demonstrations and pilots from around the world, and valuable lessons learned about consumer behavior.
Speaking from the Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié, Director de Telecomunicaciones y Sistemas de Control, at Iberdrola in Madrid, and Chairman of the European Utilities Telecom Council Board of Directors, discusses the Smart Grid landscape in France, Germany and Spain compared to the United States.
Gordon Day, who will begin serving as IEEE president in January 2012, shared his thoughts during the 2011 Smart Grid World Forum, China on the aging electricity infrastructure and why the need for the smart grid globally is so essential.
While at the 2011 Smart Grid World Forum, recent IEEE Standards Association president Chuck Adams shared insights on some of the unique processes and challenges that are and will be part of Smart Grid development over the next decades.
A group of energy's most progressive thinkers are gathered to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of energy and its infrastructure. The concept that prosperity is linked to energy is advanced, along with associated challenges of the provision of energy for all and the environmental impacts of its abundant use.
Once again, we meet Dr. E. James Prendergast, IEEE Executive Director, this time at the Smart Grid World Forum in Beijing 2011. Dr. Prendergast discusses the challenges facing Smart Grid developments and how the IEEE is poised to assist.
In this IEEE Smart Grid Expert Spotlight video interview, Michael Strebl, Managing Director of Austrian electricity and gas network operator, Salzburg Netz GmbH, shares details of the company’s main focus areas – building smart grid flagship projects and pilots, developing the techniques, and consumer acceptance and integration to the grid.
IEEE Fellow, Dr. Ronnie Belmans is deeply ingrained in the Smart Grid arena. As a full professor at the Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium where he teaches electric power and energy systems, co-founder of the KU Leuven Energy Institute of the European Energy Institute, and chairman of the European Smart Grid Technology Platform, he is recognized as a leading authority on smart grid. In this interview as part of the IEEE Smart Grid Experts video series, Ronnie talks about the smart grid evolution—with revolutionary results.
Our next Smart Grid expert is Dr. E. James Prendergast, IEEE Executive Director who is working with members of President Obama’s Cabinet as part of the smart grid initiative leadership team, views smart grid as a journey not a destination. During this video interview at the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum, James explores how various nations throughout the world are going to approach that journey in different ways. He also discusses the crucial need for standards.
Jan Declercq is Chief Business Development Officer of CG Holdings, a global products and systems provider in Transmission and Distribution of electric energy. Speaking at the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Jan discusses a broad array of topics including the essential role of standards in smart grid for uniformity and innovation, the use of cables/cabling technology, and the two levels of security – physical and cyber.
Our next Smart Grid expert is Marie Fossum, Vice President for New Business at Fortum, a provider of sustainable energy solutions in Nordic countries, Russia and the Baltic Rim area. Interviewed during the first IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Marie shares details of a smart grid pilot project known as the Stockholm Seaport Program, which focuses on creating a new sustainable area of Stockholm.
Our next guest in the series of IEEE Smart Grid Video Interviews is Tahir Kapetanović, Director Electricity at the Austrian Energy Regulatory Authority E-Control. Tahir provides insight during the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Belgium on some of the key drivers for Smart Grid globally - from integration of large scale wind power and distributed generation to security of electricity supply.
The new IEEE Smart Grid Experts Video Spotlight has been well received since launching earlier this month. Next in the series is a conversation with Ralf Christian, Chief Executive of the Power Distribution Division of Siemens Energy. Ralf, an internationally recognized expert on Smart Grid, speaks from the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum on the global perspectives of Smart Grid and some of the differences between the United States and Europe.
Next in the series of video interviews with Smart Grid experts around the world, is a conversation with Mercè Griera-i-Fisa, Project Officer with the European Commission and an ICT engineer. Interviewed during the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Belgium, Mercè discusses what the European Commission is exploring in relation to Smart Grid, and the need for ICT and power engineers to share knowledge and collaborate on Smart Grid developments globally.
As part of an ongoing video interview series with Smart Grid experts around the world, we present a conversation with Chuck Adams, 2009-2010 President of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). Interviewed during the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Belgium, Chuck provides insight on standards and their relevance to Smart Grids.
As part of an ongoing video interview series with Smart Grid experts around the world, we present a conversation with IEEE Executive Director, Jim Prendergast, who explores global and regional Smart Grid developments at the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Belgium.