IEEE Members are ‘Powering Up the Next Generation’

Date: 11 August 2015

The 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (GM) in Denver on July 26-30 was a great success. This IEEE-USA InSight article is an excellent wrap-up of all the activities at the event, including some interesting observations on the clean energy future and how policy will shape the grid. Of course, renewables are top of mind in the industry today—with GM sessions and panels citing several important stats. For example, Canada receives 65 percent of its electricity from renewables. Of course, that only scratches the surface. However, EPRI’s Mark McGranaghan believes that today’s energy engineers are “on the precipice of an energy revolution.” He explained: “We have data analytics. We have customer behavior. We have communications. We have power electronics. Almost every IEEE society is supporting the Smart Grid initiative, because it really is a cross-cutting thing.”

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