October Issue of IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter Features Articles on the Consumer Side of the Grid and Surprisingly Far-Reaching Implications of Communications and Grid Stability

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 12 October 2011 – IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced publication of the October edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, which features firsthand information on Smart Grid developments. The current issue is available online at the newly redesigned IEEE Smart Grid Web Portal at: https://smartgrid.ieee.org/publications/smart-grid-newsletter.

The October issue of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter draws on the acumen and perceptions of researchers and industry experts in power, energy management, Smart Grid and electrical and computer engineering for featured articles including:

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Ph.D. candidate Abiodun Iwayemi and assistant professor Chi Zhou reveal how the impending adoption of smart appliances will provide residential power consumers with insight into their energy use, facilitate energy-efficient and eco-friendly behavior without unduly inconveniencing the customer, and make aggregate homes a major source of demand-response savings. Iwayemi is an IEEE student member.
  • Professors and researchers from the University of British Columbia Pedram Samadi, Robert Schober and Vincent W. S. Wong; and Hamed Mohsenian-Radof Texas Tech University address the consumer or demand-side of the grid and options for engaging the demand-side in energy management. Schober is an IEEE Fellow and an area editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, while Mohsenian-Rad and Wong are co-chairs of symposia at IEEE GLOBECOM 2011. Wong also is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  • Richard Walsh divulges the remarkably far-reaching implications of communications and real-time monitoring on grid stability. Walsh is an application services director in the global strategic solutions group at S&C Electric Company. At Current Group, he was responsible for delivery and operations of the largest commercial broadband over powerline network in the world, covering 55,000 premises and associated devices on Duke Energy’s grid.
  • Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy gives a high level view of computational system requirements to handle increased variability and uncertainties of intermittent renewable energy resources. He is a senior member of IEEE and chairs the IEEE Computational Intelligence Systems Task Force on Smart Grid. Venayagamoorthy is the director of the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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