|[April 19, 2012]
The World's First Testing Facility, Computational Intelligence for Security, and New Methods to Manage Data and Energy Featured in the April IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional association dedicated to
advancing technology for humanity, today published the April edition of
the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter. The April issue features the latest
research to help support Smart Grid development including a profile of
the world's first laboratory to enable Smart Grid equipment to be tested
on a plug-and-play basis at megawatt levels. Other topics covered in
this issue include ground-breaking ways to look at monitoring and
managing energy and data flow as well as new methods to ensure security.
The current issue is available online at the IEEE
Smart Grid Web Portal: http://smartgrid.ieee.org/april-2012.
"While innumerable contributions to Smart Grid begin as theory, the real
value is in the ability to validate, test, deploy, and scale-up the
equipment and in real-world innovative applications," said Massoud Amin,
chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter. "The April issue of the IEEE
Smart Grid Newsletter informs readers on many levels about Smart Grid,
from development of new uses for models or systems, to practical
explanations of recommendations for security, to news of a world-leading
laboratory that will help bring confidence to the market for deployment
of new technologies."
Professionals from governments, academia and industry worldwide
contributed their expertise to the April IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.
Their disciplines include Smart Grid circuit design, self-configuring
architectures, facilitating design and use of complex sensor-based
systems by non-engineers, systems and industrial engineering,
computational intelligence, and more.
Benjamin Kroposki and Jim Reilly introduced the first
laboratory in the world that tests Smart Grid equipment on a
plug-and-play basis at megawatt levels. The new National Renewable
Energy Laboratory (NREL) facility will serve as a neutral testing
location for simulations and other tests that will offer proof of
compatibility, robustness, and other factors, offering assurance to the
market andspeeding adoption of new technologies. Benjamin Kroposki is
an IEEE member and director of energy systems integration at NREL. Jim
Reilly, a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, consults on
projects related to the integration of renewable energy into the
distribution system, microgrids, and related standards.
Janet Roveda, Susan Lysecky and Young-Jun Son
co-authored the article on the development of models and frameworks to
monitor and manage Smart Grid information and energy flows in households
and at grid level. Janet Roveda is an IEEE Senior Member and
professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of
Arizona. Susan Lysecky is a member of IEEE and an assistant professor in
the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University
of Arizona, where she coordinates research efforts for the Ubiquitous
and Embedded Computing Laboratory. Young-Jun Son is a member of IEEE and
professor of systems and industrial engineering, and director of the
Advanced Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Technologies Program
at the University of Arizona.
Shakkat Ali profiles Computational Intelligence (CI) algorithms
that have the potential to identify and mitigate unknown threats in
Smart Grid, in his article. Together with off-the-shelf network security
solutions, CI can be leveraged to develop a robust, dynamic, and
real-time security system for Smart Grid. Shakkat Ali, an IEEE Senior
Member, is with the School of Information and Communication Technology,
CQ University, Australia. He leads a research group on computational
intelligence and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal
of Emerging Technologies in Sciences and Engineering.
Sioe T. Mak calls for investigations into the potential impact
subsequent applications can have on present installations of smart
meters as part of his article. He urges investigation into the near and
long-term impacts of broad adoption of electric vehicles, rooftop hybrid
wind-photovoltaic systems, and other emerging applications. Sioe Mak, an
IEEE Life Fellow, is an associate consultant with ESTA International,
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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, R&D, standards, security and
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