Beyond the Smart Grid

Grid modernization focuses on technological advancements beyond the smart grid. The technological advancements include discussions of key industry/societal trends, smart grid concepts, holistic solutions, integration of microgrids and distributed generation, and Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) software applications. This session will discuss feeder automation business models, data analytics, and data management. It will also discuss smart grid standards and lessons learned.

Learning Objectives

Identify two types of data in an Intelligent Electronic Device (IED);
Review two of sixteen foundational smart grid industry standards;
Discuss examples of smart grid solutions deployments;
Review lessons learned from smart grid deployments.

John McDonald, PE

John D. McDonald, P.E., is smart grid business development leader for GE Power’s Grid Solutions business. He has 44 years of experience in the electric utility industry. McDonald received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Purdue University, and an MBA degree from the University of California-Berkeley. He is a life fellow of IEEE; past president of the IEEE Power & Energy Society; and a registered professional engineer (electrical) in California, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. McDonald received the 2009 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University. He has published 80 papers and articles and has co-authored five books.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Start Time: 
3:00 pm
End Time: 
3:55 pm
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Florentine IV