The Evolution of the Smart Grid

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This first webinar in a four part series will discuss the factors that led to and sustained the US power grid during its first hundred years as well as present changed circumstances and new developments that are eroding or even reversing them. The factors include: Economies of Scale, Declining Real Cost of Electric Energy, Exponential Growth in Consumption, Monopoly Franchise, Cost-Plus Pricing, Vertical Integration, Minimum concern for environmental impacts, Centralized Generation & Transmission, Alternating Current, One-Way Power Flow, Synchronous Operations, Centralized Monitoring & Control, and Modest Telecommunications & IT Requirements.


Steven Collier

Steven Collier is an IEEE Smart Grid expert whose broad experience includes being a consultant and executive with energy, telecommunications, and information technology companies. He is also the vice president of marketing and business development at Milsoft Utility Solutions. As VP of marketing and business development at Milsoft Utility Solutions, Steven Collier writes and speaks widely on new and emerging energy, telecom and information technologies.

Publication Year: 2013

Earn 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for completing the webinar

The Evolution of the Smart Grid
  • Course Provider: Smart Grid
  • Course Number: SGWEB0001
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: None