TEES Smart Grid Center to host research workshop April 17
The Smart Grid Center in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will host a workshop, "Smart Grid Research: Opportunities and Challenges," April 17 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.
Featured speakers include George W. Arnold, Ph.D., director of the Standards Coordination Office of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who will present a national perspective on smart grid research. John D. McDonald, P.E., director of technical strategy and policy development at GE Energy-Digital Energy, will present an industrial perspective, and Pat Wood III '84, principal at Wood3 Resources and chairman of the Board of Dynegy, will present a state perspective.
The workshop will highlight existing research and development initiatives of more than 50 Texas A&M faculty members. The workshop's purpose is to bring together faculty, staff, students and industry to increase awareness, facilitate scientific exchange leading to collaborative proposal teams and improve teaching, research and development activities across disciplines in electronic transmission, alternative generation sources, grid monitoring, policy, economics and related fields.
The TEES Smart Grid Center was brought together to form a competitive interdisciplinary environment to advance efficient use of electric energy and modernization of the electricity grid; to promote collaboration and creation of multidisciplinary research teams to investigate smart grid problems and deliver more innovative and effective smart grid solutions. The center's vision is a seamless integration of power system infrastructure with the transportation and built environment to create 21st century energy ecosystems capable of solving pressing energy issues while meeting the needs of future generations. For more information about the workshop or the Smart Grid Center visit http://smartgridcenter.tamu.edu/sgc/.