Grid 4.0: Cyber-Physical Systems Enable a Modern Grid

Presented by: Steven E Collier, Director of Smart Grid Strategies, Milsoft Utility Solutions

This series of recorded tutorials are now available for purchase on the IEEE Smart Grid Resource Center. Scroll down for detailed session agendas.

Session prices vary based on IEEE membership. Each 80-minute session will be available for streaming for 1 year from purchase date. In addition, CEUs/PDHs will be available for purchase. To see all recorded tutorials and corresponding slides, please visit the IEEE Smart Grid Resource Center’s Education tab.

Tutorial Overview:

For nearly a century the driving force for the U.S. electric grid was growth while the technologies and business model changed incrementally. The OPEC oil embargo in 1973 marked an inflection point after which its foundations began to erode. New electronics, information, communications, and energy technologies led to rapid growth of distributed energy resources (energy production, storage, monitoring, management). An increasingly decentralized and complex "Grid Edge" poses profound challenges for planning, operations, and management of the legacy electric grid. The fourth industrial revolution (cyber-physical systems operating via the Internet of Things) brings new ways of dealing with the challenges and maximizing the benefits of a new electric grid model.

This online tutorial will cover the following topics in each session: 

Expansion – Session 1
  • Demand
  • Facilities
  • Monopolies

Disruption - Session 2
  • Blackouts
  • OPEC Embargo
  • Legislation/Regulation


About the Presenter

Steve is a nationally regarded consultant, speaker, writer on energy, telecommunications, and information technologies and applications. He has worked as a professional, senior executive, board member, consultant, and educator for energy, telecommunications, and technology companies in the US and abroad. His past employers have included Houston Lighting & Power, Sandia National Laboratories, Power Technologies, Inc., C. H. Guernsey & Co, Cap Rock Electric Cooperative, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. Steve has BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Houston and Purdue University respectively. He is past chairman of the IEEE IAS Rural Electric Power Committee and past member of the board of directors of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He is a member of the IEEE Smart Grid Operations Committee and chairs the IEEE Smart Grid Education Committee. Learn more about Steve on Linked In:

Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Education Credit (CEU).