A Brief Interview of Volunteers

Damir Novosel By Damir Novosel, President, Quanta Technology

I posed three questions to three IEEE volunteers: Jay Liu, Ph.D., Sr. Lead Engineer, Infrastructure Coordination, PJM; Veronika Rabl, Ph.D., Past Chair, IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee; and Don Hall, Executive Advisor, Quanta Technology.

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Hear Industry Leaders and Experts Talk About the Smart Grid

Arnie de Castro By Arnie de Castro, Product Manager, SAS

Over the last decade or so, we have been hearing about how new technologies have been transforming the electric utility into what has come to be known as the smart grid.  You can read the news and do your own research, but there is great benefit to hobnobbing with the people involved with the smart grid in one place.  For four days in February, people in the industry of providing electricity, power engineering vendors, researchers deep in developing new technologies and government representatives dedicated to ensuring the availability of electricity are meeting to discuss the latest news and developments in the transformational electric grid.  This year’s theme for the conference, which runs from February 17 to 20 is “Enabling Intelligent and Resilient Communities.”

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Ongoing Research on the Smart Grid

Arnie de Castro By Arnie de Castro, Product Manager, SAS

IEEE is holding its 11th Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies in Washington, DC from February 17 to 20, 2020.  Paper submissions have been much more than last year’s, and the attendees will be presented with a good variety reflecting the ongoing research on the smart grid.  These include the development of new equipment and monitoring devices, systems and control technologies to manage the grid, and analytical capabilities to simulate, optimize and protect it. The following is a sampling of the different areas touched by this year’s research.

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