Anjan Bose is an IEEE Smart Grid Technical Expert and an IEEE Fellow. He has received the IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission & Distribution Award; the IEEE Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award; and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.
Anjan Bose recently served as a senior advisor to the undersecretary of energy at the Department of Energy. He also served on DOE’s Grid Tech Team, which was directed to coordinate DOE’s Smart Grid research and develop a plan to accelerate grid modernization. In this interview, Dr. Bose discusses the need for a holistic approach to Smart Grid research. He calls for greater investment in grid-focused R&D and for a closer connection between government policies and the technologies that impact the grid.
Question: You recently completed your appointment as a member of the Department of Energy’s Grid Tech Team. Tell us about the team and its work.