The IEEE South Saskatchewan Section is pleased to host The Future of Energy: Smart Grid and Beyond presented by IEEE Distinguished Leader, Mr. John McDonald on June 4-5, 2015 at the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan respectively. Tesco is proud to serve as a patron for this well-respected event.
The presentation will familiarize participants with Mr. McDonald’s vision for the future of energy. He will provide insight on key industry and societal trends relating to generation, transmission, distribution and the consumer. He will also discuss the Smart Grid technology roadmap, with emphasis on Distribution Optimization, Transmission Optimization, Asset Optimization, Demand Optimization, Smart Meters and Communications, and Workforce and Engineering Design Optimization. From this discussion, Mr. McDonald will speak on three key topics:
- The greater value of integration of key technology components and the importance of interoperability.
- The impact of high penetration of rooftop solar PV on the distribution system.
- Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) integration and enterprise data management.
Mr. John McDonald, P.E., is the Director Technical Strategy and Policy Development for GE Energy Management’s Digital Energy Business. As a Fellow of IEEE, John was the IEEE Division VII Director in 2008-2009 and a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) in 2010-2011, focusing on long-term IEEE Smart Grid standards strategy. John has received numerous awards for his achievements and contributions to the IEEE. 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. With 40 years of experience in the electric utility transmission and distribution industry, Mr. McDonald is a leading expert and influencer on the future of energy. View John’s full biography here.
Further presentation details are as follows:
1. University of Regina
• Presentation Time: June 4th @ 11:00am – 12:15pm
• Presentation Location: Centre for Kinesiology, Room 185
2. University of Saskatchewan
• Presentation Time: June 5th @ 2:00pm-3:30pm
• Presentation Location: College of Engineering, Room 1B71