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IEEE: The expertise to make smart grid a reality

The horizontal nature of the Internet of Things

Date: February 19, 2014
Publication: FierceSmartGrid

IEEE member, Oleg Logvinov offers his insight to Barbara Lundin, Fierce Smart Grid Editor. In this article "The Horizontal Nature of the Internet of Things," Oleg share his description on what the Internet of Things is discusses the hand in hand in hand relationship IoT has with the Smart Grid. Read more

2014 Hot Topics in Renewables

Date: January 2014
Publication: FierceEnergy

Renewables had a banner year in 2013. While natural gas increased in popularity, the economics of wind and solar improved because of federal tax incentives and moderately lower prices. The Solar Energy Industries Association reported that 2013 was one for the record books for solar, as capacity and demand increased. As traditional utilities meet head-to-head with a growing demand for renewables and emerging technologies, such as net metering and increased penetration of distributed generation, 2014 will be watched closely. Read more

Computational intelligence: The key to making smart grids really smart

Date: October 9, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

As support grows for the smart grid, many elements must be further developed and implemented to create the best grid. Computational intelligence (CI) is one of those elements. In this article IEEE Smart GridTechnical Expert, Shawkat Ali discusses the many applications for CI in thesmart grid. From optimization and planning to security applications to cloud computing and data mining, CI’s applications are vast. Read more.

Hurricane Sandy in Hindsight

Date: October 30, 2013
Publication: Fierce SmartGrid

Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy present real threats to the power grid. However, it’s not just storms that threaten the grid; all risks should be considered. In this article, Dr. Massoud Amin addresses the inefficient reality of North America’s current power grid. To address this problem, he explains three components to focus on to strengthen the grid: hardening, reliability and resilience. Read more.

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.