Keeping tabs on emerging technology trends: professional development in the face of emerging trends

Date: October 17, 2014
Publication: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Like any expanding and growing industry, it’s the emerging trends that set a level horizon. The energy industry is no exception. In this article, Sam Sciacca reflects on the interconnections of revised standards and communication networks. With increasing interconnections between consumer facilities and the grid, more policies are generated by utilities, governments and commissions to regulate activity. And with new policies come new standards. Sciacca suggests that consulting-specifying engineers not only need to stay abreast of industry shifts and newly published standards but also the challenges that exist—especially as they apply to responsibilities to clients. Read more