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Winds of Change: Efficiency and Economics

On Feb. 19, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz addressed Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference attendees on grid modernization challenges,

Policy and Market Evolution for Smart Grids – Ronnie Belmans presentation at the 2012 Smart Grid World Forum

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Our next Smart Grid expert is Marie Fossum, Vice President for New Business at Fortum, a provider of sustainable energy solutions in Nordic countries, Russia and the Baltic Rim area. Interviewed during the first IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Marie shares details of a smart grid pilot project known as the Stockholm Seaport Program, which focuses on creating a new sustainable area of Stockholm.


Gordon Day, who will begin serving as IEEE president in January 2012, shared his thoughts during the 2011 Smart Grid World Forum, China on the aging electricity infrastructure and why the need for the smart grid globally is so essential.

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Jan Declercq is Chief Business Development Officer of CG Holdings, a global products and systems provider in Transmission and Distribution of electric energy. Speaking at the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Jan discusses a broad array of topics including the essential role of standards in smart grid for uniformity and innovation, the use of cables/cabling technology, and the two levels of security – physical and cyber.

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Once again, we meet Dr. E. James Prendergast, IEEE Executive Director, this time at the Smart Grid World Forum in Beijing 2011. Dr. Prendergast discusses the challenges facing Smart Grid developments and how the IEEE is poised to assist.

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A group of energy's most progressive thinkers are gathered to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of energy and its infrastructure. The concept that prosperity is linked to energy is advanced, along with associated challenges of the provision of energy for all and the environmental impacts of its abundant use.

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