Next in the series of video interviews with Smart Grid experts around the world, is a conversation with Mercè Griera-i-Fisa, Project Officer with the European Commission and an ICT engineer. Interviewed during the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Belgium, Mercè discusses what the European Commission is exploring in relation to Smart Grid, and the need for ICT and power engineers to share knowledge and collaborate on Smart Grid developments globally.
The new IEEE Smart Grid Experts Video Spotlight has been well received since launching earlier this month. Next in the series is a conversation with Ralf Christian, Chief Executive of the Power Distribution Division of Siemens Energy. Ralf, an internationally recognized expert on Smart Grid, speaks from the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum on the global perspectives of Smart Grid and some of the differences between the United States and Europe.
Our next guest in the series of IEEE Smart Grid Video Interviews is Tahir Kapetanović, Director Electricity at the Austrian Energy Regulatory Authority E-Control. Tahir provides insight during the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Belgium on some of the key drivers for Smart Grid globally - from integration of large scale wind power and distributed generation to security of electricity supply.
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.
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.
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.
A Smart Grid for Intelligent Energy Use
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.
While at the 2011 Smart Grid World Forum, recent IEEE Standards Association president Chuck Adams shared insights on some of the unique processes and challenges that are and will be part of Smart Grid development over the next decades.
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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