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IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter - March 2011

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Will Have Unexpected Impacts on Utilities

As both the Smart Grid and smart metering roll out across the country, the arrival of new technology innovations inevitably will change the expectations that both utilities and customers have of advanced metering.

Communicate, Collaborate, Cooperate

Realizing an effective, efficient Smart Grid will require the time, effort and imagination of a wide range of individuals and organizations. Because of this complexity, there is a real risk that deployment of mission-critical infrastructures could be delayed. Stakeholders need concisely stated goals, objectives, and requirements written in simple, clear language; and accessible input and feedback channels.

Convergence of Electric Vehicles and the Smart Grid

Achieving targets for introduction of hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs) will depend not only on advancements in car technologies but also grid readiness. Key issues at the Smart Grid/electric vehicle interface are being aired in a wide range of IEEE publications.

A Roadmap for Smart Grid Interconnection Standards

Efforts to develop interconnection standards are almost unique to the United States, and so this is an area in which the world can learn from the United States experience. In other dimensions of the Smart Grid the United States may have something to learn.

About the Smart Grid Newsletter

A monthly publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on smart grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the smart grid.


David BassettDavid L. Bassett is a Senior Member of IEEE, as well as a Senior Staff Engineer/Scientist for PPL Electric Utilities ( ... Read more


Chuck AdamsChuck Adams is the 2009-2010 President of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). He chairs its Board of Governors and represents Standards ... Read more


Robert HeileRobert Heile is a 30-year veteran in data communications and wireless data and is widely known for his many articles and presentations on the ... Read more


Russell LefevreDr. Russell Lefevre has a B.S. and a M.S. in Physics from the University of North Dakota and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of ... Read more