March IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter Highlights Smart Grid Communications Strategies, Electric Vehicles, Interconnectivity, Collaboration and Cooperation

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 8, 2011 — IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced the March edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is now available.

WHAT: The IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is a monthly publication featuring commentary, insight, and practical technical information regarding global Smart Grid technology developments, as well as real-world deployments. The March issue includes exclusive content on:

  • Communications strategies for advanced metering infrastructures
  • Synergies between Smart Grid and electric vehicles
  • Smart Grid interconnectivity standards roadmap
  • Improving Smart Grid collaboration and cooperation

WHEN: 9 March 2011.

WHERE: Introductions to the March IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter articles and information on subscribing at no cost can be found online:

An RSS feed of the monthly newsletter is also available:

WHY: The IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter promotes greater understanding of the critical issues and challenges, including power generation, transmission, and distribution; technological advancement; renewables; infrastructure investment, funding, and R&D security; and communications, that are having a material impact on efforts to move Smart Grid from the conceptual to concrete reality.

WHO: Individuals, businesses, industry analysts, media, and other organizations with an interest in Smart Grid and its related technologies benefit from real-world knowledge offered by today’s leading Smart Grid innovators and practitioners, including:

  • Writing on advanced metering, Bob Heile, chairman and founding member of the ZigBee Alliance; chairman and founding member of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks; co-chair, P2030 Smart Grid Communications Task Force; and founding member of IEEE 802.11.
  • Writing on the roadmap for Smart Grid interconnection standards, Dr. W. Charlton Adams Jr., the 2009-2010 President of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), chair of IEEE-SA Board of Governors, and the first Chair of the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). Prior to his chairmanships, Mr. Adams spent more than 40 years with IBM, focusing on standards management, intellectual property coordination, and global open source software policy management.
  • Writing on improving Smart Grid collaboration and cooperation, David L. Bassett, Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Standards Board member, and a Senior Staff Engineer/Scientist at PPL Electric Utilities (, where he is a recognized technical specialist in the area of protective relaying, particularly in the protection requirements for NUGs and IPPs. Mr. Bassett’s IEEE work includes vice chairmanship of the IEEE 1547.2 application guide for IEEE’s 1547 series of standards and guides, and active participation in the IEEE 1547.4 Guide for Design, Operation, and Integration of Distributed Resource Island Systems with Electric Power Systems Working Group and all other IEEE 1547 standards.
  • Writing on the synergies between Smart Grid and electric vehicles, Dr. Russell Lefevre, IEEE Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota. He is also a past president of IEEE-USA and the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, and is chair of the IEEE Steering Committee on Electric Vehicles.

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