Edge-of-grid technologies are a critical element of the smart grid vision.
This session will address issues related to integrating these advanced technologies, including mitigating risk of electric vehicles, integrating automation and distributed energy resources, and capturing needed information to manage the grid dynamically and support asset health management.
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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
According to my extensive Austin Energy records (from February of 2003 to April of 2010), there are multiple places and dates where I introduced the term SmartGrid, where I used it, where I defined it, etc. The very first time that I can find written proof of my use of the term was at 2:54pm on March 5, 2004 on a document titled “ITT Strategic Vision”. ITT stands for the internal abbreviation of Information Technology & Telecommunications. The file is a 30 page document sharing my vision and plan to transform Austin Energy into a utility of the future. At its core, a utility of the future would require a SmartGrid. I defined SmartGrid as one word (not two separated by a space).
In addition to having defined SmartGrid on March 5, 2004, I also designed, got funding approval, and built the very first SmartGrid of any utility in the US by the Fall of 2009.
Let the record show.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Mr. Carvallo's keynote will explore how in the coming years the electric industry will evolve dramatically in how it makes infrastructure investments and what products and services it will offer. Historically, electric utilities had been extending already existing grid networks and offering services with very little variation to the infrastructure needed, to the business model and to the customer offerings.
He will share his vision of what will happen as grid optimization becomes center to the Smart Grid investments driven by the proliferation of electric vehicles, distributed generation (e.g., solar PV), and distributed energy storage. We will see a re-design of the grid networks, the business models, and the customer offerings. Terms like Islanding, De-coupling, V2G, B2G, H2G, Dynamic Modulation, Predictive Volt/VAR, Demand Action, Predictive FDIR, and Advanced Power FACTOR will become more and more popular.
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