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IEEE: The expertise to make smart grid a reality

Interview with Bob Saint

Bob Saint is Chairman of the IEEE P1547.2 (Application Guide for IEEE 1547 Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems) Working Group, IEEE P1547.7 (Draft Guide to Conducting Distribution Impact Studies for Distributed Resource Interconnection) Working Group...

Bob Saint provides perspective on the unique relationship that utility cooperatives enjoy with their customers and how improved communication and trust between consumers and service providers will smooth the road to Smart Grid.

Question: What does Smart Grid mean to you?

Interview with Chuck Adams

Dr. Adams served as President of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) in 2009-2010, chaired the IEEE-SA’s Board of Governors and represented the IEEE-SA on the IEEE Board of Directors. Today he serves the IEEE Board of Directors as Chair of Public Visibility. He is also distinguished standards strategist at Huawei. .

In this interview, Chuck Adams discusses regulatory factors influencing Smart Grid’s development in Asia, Europe and the United States. He explains the IEEE Standards Association’s role to help create Smart Grid standards and the need for better coordination among standards groups for Smart Grid.

Question: We are beginning to see notable variations in how some regions and countries are preparing to evolve to Smart Grid. What are the most important strategic trends to be aware of right now?

Interview with Daniel Kirschen

Daniel S. Kirschen was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2009 and Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Computer and Analytical Methods Subcommittee from 2004-2009. In 2011 Daniel was appointed Close Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. From 1994 to 2010, he was Professor of Electrical Energy Systems and Head of the Electrical Energy and Power Systems research group at the University of Manchester (previously UMIST) in the U.K.

Daniel Kirschen speaks about Smart Grid’s important role in combating climate change and how its technology can help people adopt new energy saving lifestyles.

Question: How do you define Smart Grid?

Interview with Wanda Reder

Wanda Reder, Chair IEEE Smart Grid Task Force, past-president IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society), and vice president of the Power Systems Services Division at S&C Electric Company.

Wanda Reder, Chair IEEE Smart Grid Task Force, past-president IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society), and vice president of the Power Systems Services Division at S&C Electric Company sheds light on where Smart Grid stands today and what’s envisioned for the future.

Question: Is Smart Grid a new concept?

Interview with Erich Gunther

Erich Gunther, member of the IEEE Smart Grid Task Force, chairman of the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee, an IEEE PES Governing Board Member and chairman and Chief Technology Officer of EnerNex, offers insight on the challenges and benefits of Smart Grid implementation.

Erich Gunther, member of the IEEE Smart Grid Task Force, chairman of the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee, an IEEE PES Governing Board Member and chairman and Chief Technology Officer of EnerNex, offers insight on the challenges and benefits of Smart Grid implementation.

Question: Why are energy companies investing in a modernized grid and how?