IEEE Smart Grid Education Year in Review

Written by Michael J. Dood

I would like to begin by introducing myself as the new chair of the Smart Grid Education Committee. My name is Mike Dood and I am employed by Schweitzer Engineering Labs as a principal engineer.  My primary responsibility is supporting our communications, security, and automation product lines. Within the IEEE, I am currently an active member of the both the Power System Relay and Control committee and the Power System Communications and Cybersecurity committee. I am looking forward to working with you to provide great educational content to support and grow our industry.

Notably, I want to thank Salam Bani-Ahmed for his excellent leadership as chair over this committee for these past years.  I would also like to thank all our committee members and reviewers for their time and skill in finding pertinent topics and knowledgeable presenters that made these sessions successful. A special recognition goes to our program manager, Phyllis Caputo, this committee relies completely on her outstanding talent and effort to make everything work.

This year, we completed 18 webinars for the Smart Grid community! Check out the best attended webinars Power Quality in Smart Grid/Microgrid and Cybersecurity of Battery Energy Storage Systems. To view all education content, please visit the IEEE Smart Grid Resource Center. Here you will also find videos and slides for all webinars, as well as education credits for purchase.

I would like to encourage you to volunteer to share your expertise with the community by presenting a webinar in the IEEE Smart Grid Webinar series. Webinars are one hour long, with the presentation about 45-50 minutes in length, with remaining time allocated to Q&A. Webinars must be education focused, without promotion of products or services. To submit your idea, please fill in your information and upload an application at

As we are heading into another year, we need everyone’s support and to encourage our colleagues to submit their applications to share their knowledge with the rest of the industry. Thank you and hope you have a happy and healthy New Year.



To view all articles in this issue, please go to December 2021 eNewsletter. For a downloadable copy, please visit the IEEE Smart Grid Resource Center.

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Michael J. Dood earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
He was employed by Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCo), where he was a Senior Engineer in the Distribution Automation Group.  At Wisconsin Electric his responsibilities included substation automation design and implementation, distribution automation, and SCADA. He also has over 15 years of experience in substation design and project management. In June 1998 he took a position at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and is currently a Principal Engineer. His responsibilities include training and assisting SEL customers in their substation integration and automation efforts. Mr. Dood is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has been the chair of both the PES Communications and Cybersecurity Committee and the Substations Committee.

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