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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.

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.

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.

The future smart grid - today

Date: March 5, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

Travis Mitchell reports in this FierceSmartGrid feature that the common goal of the 2013 ISGT event was bringing the valuable functionality and reliability of smart grid to the mass market. He recounts the event offered much in the way of building out the future smart grid but also took time to recognize how far the industry has come. Smart Meter deployments and grid updates were shared along with status updates on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's (ARRA) and Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects. Read more.