Keeping tabs on emerging trends, Part II: Interconnections, revised standards and communication networks

Date: October 28, 2014
Publication: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

In this article, Sam Sciacca reflects on the career of a consulting-specifying engineer—from emerging issues to disruptive trends. Sciacca also discusses all the recent technological developments that have been recently made in the energy industry, specifically solar PV and other advancements in renewable energy tech. Based on the 2015 IEEE-IEEMA Intelect Conference and Expo, Sciacca sees the industry trending to H3O (hospitals, hotels and home/offices). Within this category, new emerging innovations come to light: microgrids, load-control technologies and other self-sufficient solutions. Read more