Monday, February 18, 2013

2/28 - All You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Grids

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Grids
John McDonald
Thursday, February 28, 5:15 PM 
Mezes Hall (MEZ) 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm     
About the speaker:
John D. McDonald, P.E., is Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development for GE Energy Management’s Digital Energy business.  John has 38 years of experience in the electric utility industry. John is responsible for setting and driving the vision that integrates GE’s standards participation, and Digital Energy’s industry organization participation, thought leadership activities, regulatory/policy participation, education programs, and product/systems development into comprehensive solutions for customers.
John is Past President of the IEEE PES, Chair of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) Board, and a charter member of the IEEE Brand Ambassadors Program. John received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of California-Berkeley. John was Editor of the Substations Chapter, and a co-author, for the book The Electric Power Engineering Handbook, co-sponsored by the IEEE PES and published by the CRC Press in 2000. John is Editor-in-Chief for the book Electric Power Substations Engineering, Third Edition, published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in 2012.

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