Live Webinar Events
The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide. IEEE Smart Grid hosts a series of webinars on varying aspects of global grid modernization.
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Getting to Zero Emissions with Help from Smart Grid Functionality
As power systems decarbonize their generation, they will experience a new challenge. All zero-emission electrical power systems produce significant amounts of surplus clean electricity. The current practice in most jurisdictions is to curtail the excess production that can’t be stored or exported to neighboring power grids. The webinar will present data from Ontario, Canada. Ontario’s power system is now about 94% carbon-free and needs to manage significant amounts of surplus clean electricity. About half is stored or exported at low spot market prices to neighboring power grids and about half is currently curtailed (wasted). This webinar proposes some retail electricity price reforms and smart grid functionality that can enable consumers to cost-effectively use that surplus clean electricity when it is available to displace their fossil fuel use, reduce their overall energy bills and lower their atmospheric emissions. Read More.
Scaling and Securing the Future Electric Grid with OpenFMB
In order to address the current limitations with centralized data management, a federated interoperability approach, known as the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) framework, was developed and standardized in an effort to improve the situational awareness, resilience, and flexibility of tomorrow’s two-way grid that is embracing distributed energy resources. This session will introduce the fundamental details of the OpenFMB standard, the business drivers, and its underlying technology architecture. Read More.