By Gerald J. FitzPatrick, Leader, Applied Electrical Metrology Group, NIST, Quantum Electrical Measurement Division
Can it really be that this is the 10th ISGT NA? So much has changed in the power industry since the first ISGT, which was hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland in January, 2010. The first ISGT was intended to be “a forum for the participants to discuss the state‐of‐the‐art innovations in smart grid technologies” that “will offer practical applications and near-term solutions”, and that goal for the conference has not changed.
By Dr. Ron Melton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Electricity Infrastructure Integration
The Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference in 2010 marked the start of a dialog about taking advantage of smart grid technology to address challenges in electric power systems. Motivated by the activities funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act the conference was organized as a forum for those developing and applying technology to share experiences and discuss the road ahead.