The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide.
IEEE Smart Grid is hosting the next webinar in the popular series on varying aspects of grid modernization globally.
Smart Cities - How we will integrate the Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Internet of Things with Smart People
Presenter: Lee Stogner
Member IEEE Internet of Things Initiative
Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
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The world's population is expected to double by 2050. Half of this population is projected to live in cities. With this growth and Urbanization, will come challenges. The IEEE is making a special effort through its Smart Cities Initiative to work with target municipalities in managing this transition to urbanization. This would include raising awareness of the benefits and downsides of technology and help guide the appropriate uses of technology. While this opens up significant opportunities in economic growth, it also creates many challenges to be addressed including, population explosion, high cost of living, increased crime rates, massive investment in infrastructure, and more.
One approach being pursued in many parts of the world is to increase the awareness of the urban environment and to enhance the interaction with its inhabitants. This is typically characterized as the evolution towards Smart Cities. "Smart Cities" includes such things as, smart buildings, smart transportation, smart grid / smart energy, smart communications, and smart networks.
This presentation will discuss how the integration of technologies that were developed from across other IEEE Initiatives will come together under the Smart Cities Initiative to provide awareness, answers and action to ensure that cities develop the Smart People that can utilize all of the technologies that will be needed.
About the Speaker:
Lee Stogner is the President of the Vincula Group, a consultancy business in energy management, transportation solutions, systems integration and project management. Lee has over 30 years of design, consulting, project management and business development experience across a range of industries. Lee has driven growth at companies that include Digital Equipment, Fluor Corporation and Rockwell International. Customers around the world have benefited from Lee's expertise and leadership.
Throughout his working career, Lee has been active in both local and international professional activities. Lee is the Chair of the Carolinas' Engineering Cluster and a past Director of the IEEE Board of Directors. Today, Lee is active in promoting the development of advanced transportation through his participation in the IEEE Smart Grid Initiative, the IEEE Energy Policy Committee, the IEEE Internet of Things Initiative and as Chair of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative.