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August Issue of IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter Reveals Surprising Smart Grid Early Adopters


Experts Provide Insight on Digital Oilfield Initiatives, Cybersecurity and Preparing for Smart Grid-Generated Data

PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced the August edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, with first-run Smart Grid information, is available online:

The August issue of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter brings forth exclusive material on Smart Grid from experts in the energy, data, utility and electric industries:

  • Peter Fox-Penner brings to light what we can learn from the surprising early adopters of Smart Grid and related deployment developments. Fox-Penner is a consulting executive and authority on energy and electric power industry issues. He is a Principal and Chairman Emeritus of The Brattle Group economic consulting firm;
  • Amol Bakshi and Viktor K. Prasanna bring forth lessons learned from a decade of digital oilfield initiatives that can inform Smart Grid plans. Bakshi is a Solution Architect in the Chevron Energy Technology Company. He also taught at the Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies, University of Southern California (USC) where he was a contributor to the Smart Grid Demonstration Project. Prasanna is an IEEE fellow and Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at USC. He is an Associate Director of the USC-Chevron Center of Excellence for Research and Academic Training on Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies and director of the Center for Energy Informatics at USC;
  • Himanshu Khurana addresses the substantial changes to design and development processes necessary to build cybersecurity into Smart Grid from the start. Khurana is an IEEE senior member and the senior technical manager for the Integrated Security Technologies section at Honeywell Automation and Control Systems Research Labs;
  • Jeff Katz writes on preparing for the onslaught of Smart Grid-generated data. Katz is a member, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society, and the chief technology officer of the energy and utilities industry at IBM and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

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The IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter promotes greater understanding of critical issues and challenges that impact efforts to move Smart Grid from conception to reality, including power generation, transmission, and distribution, storage, technological advancement, renewables, infrastructure investment, funding, and R&D, standards, security, and communications.

IEEE Smart Grid at IEEE Sections Congress 2011

At the upcoming IEEE Sections Congress 2011 being held 19-22 August at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel in California, USA, visitors can learn more about the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter and Web Portal, and get information on IEEE Smart Grid-related standards, conferences, publications and transactions at the IEEE Future Directions booth (# 1001).

For anyone not attending IEEE Sections Congress 2011, please visit The IEEE Smart Grid Web Portal also hosts the new video series featuring interviews with IEEE experts from around the world discussing the latest Smart Grid trends and issues. Follow @ieeesmartgrid on Twitter at Join IEEE Smart Grid on LinkedIn: IEEE Smart Grid.

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