IEEE Launches SmartGrid Newsletter

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 17 January, 2011 -- IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, is launching a monthly online newsletter to bring clarity to the global smart grid industry.
The IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on smart grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the smart grid. Visit to register for a free subscription.
"Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell understood that for the world to truly benefit from technology, a cooperative, free-flowing exchange of ideas, expertise, and knowledge was needed. It was this vision that led them to help found the organization that is now IEEE," said Dr. S. Massoud Amin, IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. "Today, we continue to follow the founding principles of these two great pioneers with the launch of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, which explores the deepening convergence and overlay of sensors, communications technologies, and control systems within the energy infrastructure. By encouraging a richer, more meaningful dialog among individuals and organizations working to bring the smart grid from concept to reality, IEEE continues to maintain its legacy of leadership and technology excellence for the betterment of all."
Distributed to subscribers via email, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is a technically focused, theme-based publication highlighting the most important and current understanding of smart grid technology developments, innovations, and trends from the world's top subject matter experts, researchers, and practitioners. The newsletter's content will address the intersection and integration of multiple technologies, such as power and energy, sensing, measurement, signal processing, communications, controls, security, standards, and materials and devices that are needed to bring the smart grid into being.
With articles ranging from practical, technical pieces based on real-world experiences to provocative commentary from leading opinion-makers, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is designed for a broad, cross-disciplinary audience, including designers, engineers, researchers, and policymakers.
Exclusive content presented by notable smart grid visionaries and leaders as part of the first IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter includes:
"Toward A More Secure, Strong and Smart Electric Power Grid" by Amin, who coined the term "smart grid", is leading extensive R&D efforts into its development, and is considered by many to be its father; 
"The Convergence of High-Tech and So-Called Low-Tech" by Erich W. Gunther, chairman of the IEEE Power and Energy Society's Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee, and chairman and CTO, EnerNex; 
"Beyond the Meter: Lessons from Commerce and Industry" by Tariq Samad, IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee Member, and Corporate Fellow at Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions; and 
"Cisco Sees Sensing and Automated Response as Key Benefits" by Lee Stogner, Member of IEEE Board of Directors, IEEE Energy Policy Committee, and IEEE Electric Vehicle Committee, and Managing Principal of the Vincula Group.
"With its rapid acceleration, sifting through an increasing torrent of Smart Grid-related data has become a formidable challenge," said Wanda Reder, IEEE Smart Grid Chair, and vice president of S&C Electric's Power Systems Services Division. "With more than a century of leadership in technology innovation and development, IEEE is a trusted voice and unparalleled resource for those on the Smart Grid's front lines. The IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter provides immediate, 24/7 access to only the most important, current information, minimizing overload and making it easier to access data that is truly insightful and relevant."
For more information or to subscribe to the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, please visit For details on all IEEE Smart Grid standards, conferences, publications and other information, visit

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