Although fossil fuels continue to be a major energy source, many countries are focusing on replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy resources. In order to meet emissions targets, governments are putting greater effort into developing and implementing energy sources that are safe for the environment. A recent breakthrough has put society one step closer to […]
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Today’s modern smart grid connects a variety of distributed energy resource assets to the power grid. This creates a diverse and disparate system, which both individuals and power companies can impact, with enormous benefits. Distributed energy collection assets (such as solar panels) are essential to increase the use of green energy, which helps the environment […]
The future promises dramatic transformations in the way people make and consume energy. Many experts are turning to microgrids— small-scale, self-sustaining power networks unburdened by ties to a centralized power plant— as key agents of this transformation. Microgrids provide everything from greater reliability and resilience to cleaner power and economic development. They’re designed to work […]
In late May, Honda Motor Company and General Motors announced a partnership to conduct a joint blockchain research project on electric vehicles (EVs) and smart grid interoperability. The goal is to determine whether EVs are capable of stabilizing the power supply in next-generation smart grids. Honda and GM plan to develop ways to facilitate data […]
Smart grid is expanding globally due to the growing demand for technology changes, electricity, emission reduction, and policies. After all, to help sustain the economy and improve business performance, some form of electricity is needed. The government wants favorable conditions in the marketplace to improve power rates while having enough to support grid expansion. Several […]
Climate change is threatening to take a catastrophic toll on humans in the next century, and increasing renewable power sources has been identified as one way of staving off this global issue. After all, the energy sector is the largest single source of global emissions. Countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and […]
The past two decades have seen rapid advancements in policy, technology and standards focused on modernizing the grid. The most important advancement, however, may well be in how the power industry’s thinking has evolved. Today, a holistic view of grid modernization’s ultimate goals and how to achieve them is taking hold. Join this webinar to learn about the smart grid, including the power industry’s shift to holistic solutions, new methods of distribution and the modern market orientation of the power industry. Attendees will also learn about IEEE smart grid course offerings.
- Understand grid modernization and the power industry’s shift from simply adding devices and systems to holistic solutions
- Learn about optimal smart grid operations
- Discover exciting smart grid course modules offered by IEEE
John D McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader, IEEE
John McDonald is the Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE Power’s Grid Solutions business. John brings his 44 years of full-time work experience in electric power system automation to this course. John is a Life Fellow of IEEE, which he joined in 1971 as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at Purdue University. John was the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) President in 2006-2007, and has written 100 articles and papers and co-authored five books.
The Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) is a collaboration across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create the modern power grid of the future. It represents a comprehensive effort to help shape the future of our nation’s power grid and solve the challenges of integrating conventional and renewable sources with energy storage and smart buildings. […]
In 2016, the United States Department of Energy proposed an investment of $3.5 billion over the following decade to modernize our electric grid. Smart grid technology promises to better align energy consumers and suppliers through the use of two-way digital communication. Researchers are now experimenting with smart grid technologies to overcome the shortcomings of the traditional […]
One of the biggest frontiers in electrical engineering today is the development and implementation of smart grid technology. Fueled by the global demand for greener technologies and alternative fuels, environmentally-friendly smart grid technology has the ability to stimulate stagnated economies and change the way power is delivered to electricity consumers around the world. Smart grid […]