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Smart Grid update: IEEE Smart Grid experts sharing knowledge

By Patrick Walker of
We all enjoy sharing knowledge. Often, it is our families and friends who lend us an ear. But when an expert takes the time to share knowledge, I have been told it is wise to listen. Therefore, please join me on this journey to speak with two highly respected IEEE Smart Grid experts.

Wanda Reder is the chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Task Force, and 2008-09 president of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, which has about 25,000 members worldwide. She is also the vice president of Power Systems Services Division for S&C Electric Company. Erich Gunther recently joined the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Government Board for Smart Grid, and is a vice chair of the IEEE PES Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee. He is also Chairman and Chief Technology Officer for EnerNex Corporation.

Both agreed to take time out of their busy schedules to address some of the Smart Grid-related questions I have accumulated since I started covering Smart Grid initiatives for Washington, D.C. The following are excerpts from a brief Q&A session about current developments in the Smart Grid sector.

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