Oleg Logvinov discusses how the need for behavioral changes is key to Smart Grid’s success.
Question: When did you get involved with Smart Grid?
In this interview, Tariq Samad explains that many Smart Grid technologies can be employed today to substantially improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. In many cases, benefits can be realized almost immediately and a return-on-investment can be quickly achieved.
Question: What is your role as a member of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee?
In this interview, Jay Giri discusses recent advances in energy management technology with an emphasis on synchrophasors and their application to a range of service reliability and operating efficiency issues.
Question: The Smart Grid's value in energy conservation is well publicized but electric utilities also expect the Smart Grid to enhance service reliability. Can we look forward to the Smart Grid eliminating blackouts, for example?
In this second interview, Steven Collier continues to explore synergies between the Smart Grid and the Internet and argues for broader industry acceptance of the Internet as the "control plane" for the Smart Grid.
Question: What is the problem with utilities owning and operating their Smart Grids?
In this first interview, Steven Collier discusses the synergies between the Smart Grid and the Internet and argues for broader industry acceptance of the Internet as the "control plane" for the Smart Grid.
Question: You are a leading proponent of an Internet-enabled Smart Grid. What does the Internet offer that is so special?
In this interview, Chuck Adams discusses the new and unprecedented business frontier that Smart Grid is poised to unleash in the coming years and he characterizes the near-term and long-term opportunities it will offer to those who seek to innovate or invest in Smart Grid technologies and services.
Question: You have said that the Smart Grid is introducing a new business frontier for entrepreneurs and investors. What do you mean by that?
In this interview, Massoud Amin discusses the important example that university microgrids can be to their communities and the value these early implementations can provide to the overall industry.
Question: You have said that university campuses and communities represent an appealing environment for test applications of Smart Grid. Why is this? And what can industry and the population-at-large learn from these Smart Grid test beds?
Wanda Reder discusses how the IEEE Power and Energy Society is working to get more students and engineers interested in making Smart Grid a reality.
Question: What is the biggest challenge facing Smart Grid?
In this interview, Bob Heile discusses the technology and consumer-psychology challenges of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) rollout.
Question: How much progress has there been in the Smart Meter rollout nationwide?