IEEE IS HOSTING! DLP Announcement : “Grid Modernization – Technological Advancement Beyond Smart Grid”, given by Mr. John McDonald.


The IEEE Miami Section (Region 3) are hosting Mr. John McDonald as a distinguished lecturer. The objective of this presentation is to present and discuss the technological advancement in the Smart Grid.

 You are all invited to attend this presentation on “Grid Modernization – Technological Advancement Beyond Smart Grid”, given by Mr. John McDonald.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 12 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: EC 3930

* Free Pizza will be available.

Presentation Abstract: The purpose of this talk is to familiarize participants with a vision for Grid Modernization, focusing on technological advancements beyond Smart Grid. The technological advancements include discussions of key industry/societal trends, Smart Grid concepts, holistic solutions, integration of microgrids and distributed generation, ADMS software applications, feeder automation business models, managing different types of data, big data, analytics, enterprise data management, Smart Grid standards and interoperability, and Smart Grid deployments and lessons learned.

Bio of the presenter: John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE Power’s Grid Solutions business.  John has 43 years of experience in the electric utility industry. John joined GE on December 3, 2007 as General Manager, Marketing for GE Energy’s Transmission and Distribution business. In 2010 John accepted the new role of Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development for GE Digital Energy. In January 2016 John assumed his present role with the integration of Alstom Grid and GE Digital Energy to form GE Grid Solutions.

He is a sought-after industry leader, technical expert, educator, and speaker. John was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association), focusing on long term IEEE Smart Grid standards strategy. John was the Chair of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Governing Board for 2010-2015 (end of 1Q) coordinating Smart Grid standards development in the US and global harmonization of the standards. John is a member of the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee.


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