Clark Gellings is an IEEE Smart Grid Technical Expert and a life fellow of IEEE. An internationally prominent expert on the electricity system, he is well-known for his contributions in demand-side management and smart grid research.
In this interview, Clark Gellings discusses the importance of grid modernization. He emphasizes the role it will play in improving system control and visibility and transforming the industry’s ability to deliver innovative value-added services to electricity consumers. He asserts that an integrated grid is needed to realize the full value of all connected resources and encourages industry participants to collaborate to achieve this vision.
QUESTION: The smart grid is often discussed within the context of grid modernization. How important is modernization compared to a “smart” grid theme, in your opinion?