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Monday, May 10, 2010

Moving Toward a Smarter Electric Grid

The IEEE Boston Section is organizing
"Moving Toward a Smarter Electric Grid" Session:
Smart Grid Communications Architecture: Requirements, Implementations, and Future Directions.

Time and Date: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 22, 2010

Venue: EGG Education Center MIT 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Speakers

Keynote: Gene Zimon, President, Edge Advisors (former CIO, NStar)

Utility Communication Requirements: Christopher Bull, SMART Program Director, National Grid

Vendor Communication Equipment Panel Discussion Featuring: Jeffrey Katz, CTO Energy & Utilities, IBM John Geiger, Wireless Center of Excellence Leader, GE Digital Energy Nachum Sadan, CEO, Amperion Inc. Jay Ganson, Manager, Business Development and Environmental Affairs, Ambient Corp. (Invited)

Communications Research: Timothy Roxey, Manager of Critical Infrastructure Protection, NERC

For more information and to register: http://www.ieeeboston.org/edu/class_room/2010_spring/smart_grid_session3.html

At "Smart Grid Communications Architecture: Requirements, Implementations, and Future Directions", you will learn about the current state of the art in Smart Grid data communication implementations, standards, and products. This half-day session in the on-going "Moving Toward a Smarter Electric Grid" series of symposia will cover:


  • What information utilities require from the Smart Grid and why
  • Current data communication architectures with emphasis on transmission media, interoperability, and security standards
  • What products companies are currently marketing to support utility requirements and Smart Grid standards
  • What researchers predict about the future of communication requirements, standards, and equipment as our understanding of the Smart Grid evolves
  • Participants will have the opportunity to listen to, and meet with leaders in Smart Grid technologies, and will gain a deeper insight into the basic ideas, technical challenges, and specifically to potential areas where they might be able to make personal contributions.