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IEEE: The expertise to make smart grid a reality

Smart building projects highlight need for new utility business, regulatory models

Date: August 21, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

In this Q&A session with FierceSmartGrid's editor Barbara Lundin, Erich Gunther continues his discussion on Smart Buildings. While “Smart Buildings 1.0” focus on reducing energy costs for commercial buildings, “Smart Buildings 2.0” address energy planning for the future- business continuity. Gunther explains that the technology is not the only thing that needs further change and development; utility business structure must change as well. Read more.

The post-Sandy electric grid

Date: June 12, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

As severe weather events cause prolonged power outages, consumers are starting to seek alternatives to the grid. In this interview conducted by FireceSmartGrid, Steven Collier, IEEE Smart Grid expert was asked to elaborate on the post-Sandy electric grid. Collier discusses possible alternatives to the grid and the impacts of these choices. Read more.

Smart Grid: A transformative vision

Date: April 30, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

In this article IEEE Smart Grid technical expert Wanda Reder shares her thoughts on how grid modernization bolsters our economic vitality. Read more.

Lessons from the rural smart grid

Date: May 15, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

As the industry continues its evolution toward the smart grid, Bob Saint, IEEE Smart Grid Technical Expert discusses four lessons investor-owned utilities can learn from cooperatives. Utilities can learn to cultivate trust, foster innovation and customer service, advance interoperability and cybersecurity, and utilize cost-benefit analysis for distribution generation. Read more.

Electrical Grid Woes and the Rise of Edge-Power Players

Date: March 20, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

In this article Steven Collier reveals his thoughts on edge power being inevitable and that the incumbent industry players can either be part of this move or be diminished by it. The utility model that we know today needs to make strides to accept the innovation in technology, business models and in customer service of tomorrow. Read more.