Strong Before Smart

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Focuses on how to think about grid modernization and explores the drivers of grid modernization and the power industry's shift in thinking from adding devices and systems to holistic solutions. This section of the course program discusses the role of policy, technology, and standards in creating holistic solutions. Module 1 explains the efficacy of a strong grid based on an information and communication technology, or ICT, foundation, and why current investments in intelligence and visibility focus on the distribution system.

What you will learn:

  • Summarize the drivers of grid modernization
  • Describe smart grid architecture
  • Describe the practice of  holistic data management
  • Provide examples of smarts grid technologies

This course is part of the following course program:

Modernizing the Smart Grid

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: Electrical engineer, software, Security engineer, Design engineer, Network engineer, AI/ML engineer, Computer engineer

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John McDonald
John McDonald is the Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE Power's Grid Solutions business. John brings his 44 years of full-time work experience in electric power system automation to this course. John is a Life Fellow of IEEE, which he joined in 1971 as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at Purdue University. John was the IEEE Power & Energy Society President in 2006-2007, and has written 100 articles and papers, and co-authored five books.

Publication Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5386-8567-9

Strong Before Smart
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP544
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH