What is the Smart Grid?
Smart Grid deployment is imperative, not just in the United States but around the globe. But the smart grid is a revolutionary undertaking—entailing new communications-and-control capabilities, energy sources, generation models and adherence to cross-jurisdictional regulatory structures. Successful rollout will demand objective collaboration, integration, and interoperability among a phenomenal array of disciplines, including computational and communications control systems for generation, transmission, distribution, customer, operations, markets and service provider.
What is IEEE Smart Grid?
IEEE is the obvious entity to assume the critical unifying role in the smart-grid movement for a variety of reasons. It is the world’s largest and most comprehensive professional association. It has an unmatched diversity of global expertise across both established and emerging technologies, rich programs, proven standards and a lifecycle of related processes that promote technology adoption and open and build global markets. Finally, IEEE is a nonprofit that brings objective coordination among the huge cast of public and private organizations that will contribute to the smart grid’s development.
IEEE Smart Grid provides expertise and guidance for individuals and organizations involved in the modernization and optimization of the power grid. IEEE Smart Grid Initiative was conceptualized and led under the direction of Wanda Reder, former President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, as a New Initiative in IEEE Future Directions Committee (FDC) in 2011.