Medium-term prospects for the smart grid will be among the key technology topics addressed next month at the IEEE's Technology Time Machine conference in Hong Kong. The purpose of the small and, frankly, elite meeting is to assemble people who are betting their corporate and national futures on when critical technologies will mature and take off. To judge from preliminary assessments laid out in a white paper prepared for the conference, some technogies, such as cloud computing, already are at a hockey-stick inflection point, while others, such as the so-called "Internet of Things," will reach that point in perhaps ten years' time. With the smart grid, due to immense technical challenges and acute engineering shortages, the inflection point may be closer to two decades away.
Why Building the Smart Grid will be a Long-Term Project
Posted: 1 May 2011
Authors:Wanda Reder and George W. Arnold
Primary Committee:IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Sponsoring Society Members: Free
IEEE Members: $5.00
Please sign in at the top of the page. If you are not an IEEE member, please create a free account to make a purchase or become a society member to have access to all materials for free.
Overview of the Microgrid Controller Innovation Challenge at the NREL presented by Sarah Truitt, Przemyslaw Koralewicz, Erfan Ibrahim, and Anne Miller
DER and Grid Management - Putting DERMS on the Desk presented by Alex Portilla, Jesse Gantz and Ethan Boardman
Architectures and Algorithms for Distributed Generation Control of Inertia-Less AC Microgrids presented by Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia
P2030.10 Standard for DC Microgrids for Rural and Remote Electricity Access Applications presented by Brian T. Patterson
EVs, Chargers, Grid Integration and Lessons Learned from Public Chargers presented by Doug Houseman, Sean Morash and Scott Fisher
Interview with Peter Cappers - Impacts of SGIG Consumer Behavior Studies of Time-Based Rates on Customer Acceptance, Retention and Response
Impacts of SGIG Consumer Behavior Studies of Time-Based Rates on Customer Acceptance, Retention and Response with Peter Cappers