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Qui-Gon Jinn, a fictional character in the Star Wars series and a wise protagonist in the 1999 blockbuster, ”Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” – is credited with the admonition, “How well you focus will determine your reality.”
Dick Lord, CEO, The Steadfast Group
According to a recent US Department of Energy report, more than US$1.5 billion in venture capital has been infused into the smart grid vendor community over the past three years.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LM) sees helping to solve our nation’s energy challenges – from efficiency and management, to alternative energies and climate monitoring – as the ultimate systems integration challenge.
Brett Hauf, Information Systems Manager for GIS Services; Arizona Public Service
Just a few years ago, many utilities faced overwhelming growth pressures. Construction crews couldn’t hook up new customers fast enough. Engineering drafters had trouble keeping up with demands for designs to support network expansions.
Mark Hungate, Field Maintenance Manager; Salt River Project, With Mitch McLeod, President & CEO; ARCOS, Inc.
According to the Department of Energy, today’s electricity system is 99.97 percent reliable. But when the flow of electricity to customers is cut off, the Department of Energy says this loss of power costs Americans at least $150 billion each year.
Mark Cioni, Executive Consultant; Enspiria Solutions, Inc., A Black & Veatch Company
The strong industry focus on Smart Grid security over the past few years has resulted in a substantial evolution of the standards and guidance from relevant influencers including DOE, NIST and others.
Susan Herbert, VP Science Strategy; TerraChoice and TerraVeritas
The U.S. power grid is said to be the largest interconnected machine on Earth and represents an immense opportunity to make an impact on climate change.
Kevin Bricknell, Program Manager, Marketing & Environmental Programs; Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)
In the U.S., commercial buildings consume more than 60 percent of all energy, and as much as 80 percent of which is wasted. Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) wanted to empower its building manager customers to reduce this waste by tracking their energy usage with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program.
Ron MacKinnon; WhoKnowsThisStuff.com
National and international concerns over the price and availability of fossil fuels have recently been accompanied by the specter of environmental catastrophes such as the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Additionally, some see costly wars in the Middle East as conflicts over oil.
Eric Escudero, Senior Public Affairs Specialist; U.S. Department of Energy
When people consider a large office building that potentially generates as much energy as is uses, they may assume it would require only the most advanced technologies. Wouldn’t the building have to incorporate methods and technologies not available to the general public?
Dr. Mark England, Sentec
With governments under mounting pressure to meet radical targets on carbon emission reductions, the search is on for new clean technologies that can improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption.
Jeff Meyers, Smart Grid Executive; Telvent
The prospect of large-scale deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) raises significant issues for electric distribution utilities and service providers. Certainly, the commercial implications of EVs are significant, but the industry has yet to determine how EV charging will occur, how the cost for charging will be handled, and how the true cost of the energy – including carbon footprint –will be determined.
Scott Lang, Chairman, President & CEO; SilverSpring Networks
Electric Vehicles (EVs), with their potential for gasoline savings and emissions reductions, are generating significant consumer and political interest, particularly in the wake of the recent Gulf of Mexico oil leak.
Dr. Russell Lefevre, IEEE Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Physics & Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota
One of the earliest gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles was developed by an important IEEE member, named Victor Wouk. He and his partners converted a Buick Skylark into a hybrid automobile that was shown in 1974.
Gregory K. Lawrence, Partner; McDermott Will
Integrating the energy output of wind, solar and other variable energy resources (VERs) into the wholesale electric power grid has significant reliability, stability and cost challenges.
William T. (Tim) Shaw, PhD, CISSP
Welcome to the final installment of Security Sessions for 2010. Another year has passed, but the perennial challenge facing the engineers and IT folks tasked with providing cyber security for our industrial infrastructure is the still-lingering belief – mainly within upper management – that nothing bad has happened so all this effort must be just a waste of time and resources.

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