Topic: Momentum behind Smart Grid – What it is and Why it’s Important
Speaker: Terry Mohn
Founder, General MicroGrids Inc.
Ex Vice Chairman of the GridWise Alliance Adviser, U.S. Departments of Energy, Commerce and NIST Co-Chairman, United Nations MicroGrid Work Group
When: Nov. 4, Friday at 3:30pm (Room: San Diego State University Engineering 328)
Host: Sunil Kumar
Legislative mandates, state and federal policy, and climate debate aims to improve our aging electricity infrastructure. A public/private partnership has been established to achieve a modern grid, a “smarter grid”. By the proper application of new technology and incorporating the consumer into the asset investment strategy, the electric industry can develop a systematic implementation plan that not only modernizes the grid, but accommodates a carbon emission strategy needed in this century. This interactive discussion will focus on a range of topics from the macro-economic imperative needed for a digitally-based and environmentally clean society to gaps that exist in both energy policy and technological advances.