U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SECRETARY, DR. ERNEST MONIZ TO KEYNOTE AT FIFTH ANNUAL IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY (PES) INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES (ISGT) CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
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IEEE PES 2014 ISGT Conference to highlight Smart Grid Investment Grant projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the electric power industry
PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 18 February 2014 – IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference on Wednesday 19 February, 8:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Date: January 2014
Publication: ECN Magazine
An ECN reader wanted to know if solar energy will ever be a viable alternative to traditional power. And IEEE Smart Grid Expert Steven Collier happily responded. Collier noted a key argument that has plagued the solar industry for years: it’s too expensive. However, with government grants, tax credits and other incentives, solar has proved its viability. While solar provides the ideal energy resource for billions of people without access to a traditional power gird, it’s a highly attractive resource that’s sustainable, clean, reliable and independent of the grid. Read more
Date: January 2014
Publication: American City & County
IEEE Smart Grid Expert Steven Collier offers his viewpoints on the importance of recent smart grid developments and how they affect local governments and the current electric utility business model. A modern, intelligent grid—according to Collier—is dependent on distributed energy generation and storage and the Internet of Things. Both of these burgeoning markets will immensely impact today’s smart grid industry by introducing the new “Grid Edge” — the future’s connected grid and the world’s need for cheap, clean energy. Read more
The Predictions Interviews: Noel Schulz, IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and Wanda Reder, IEEE Smart Grid Taskforce
Date: February 2014
Publication: Intelligent Utility
IEEE PES President Noel Schulz discusses a variety of issues regarding the power and energy industry, including its global ubiquity and aging workforce. Schulz also comments on the industry’s embracing of women and a dire need to attract young engineers. Wanda Reder, chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Taskforce, was interviewed about similar topics. Reder shares her insights on how the electric utility industry will change over the decade and how women in the power industry will help influence its future. Read more
Date: December 2013
Publication: Utility Horizons
With large numbers of the utility workforce retiring, recruitment of engineering students is underway, and many young engineers will soon be entering the workforce. Yet the specifics on how best to train them once they are "on-the-job" still remain unclear. In this article, Wanda Reder discusses what the utility industry can do to ensure that incoming “newbie” engineers and other professionals are prepared, to not only to replace the retiring workforce, but also to excel with the many new technologies being introduced as the rollout of the smart grid comes to fruition nationwide. Read more.