|[June 10, 2013]
IEEE Unveils Comprehensive Resource Portfolio to Drive Continued Advancement of the Global Smart Grid
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing
technology for humanity, today unveiled a host of resources designed to
foster continued innovation and advancement of the global smart grid.
IEEE (News - Alert) Smart Grid Research is building one of the industry's most
comprehensive portfolios of smart grid-related intelligence, including
materials such as vision documents and research papers that address
problems and challenges in both the long- and short-term.
"With IEEE Smart Grid Research, we are moving into the full lifecycle of
standards-related activities by adopting a proactive, forward-looking
approach from pre-standard activities to real-world adoption and
implementation," said Bill Ash, strategic program manager, IEEE
Standards Association (IEEE-SA). "We are building out a portfolio of
rich resources ranging from long-term vision and roadmap documents to
research papers that explore today's pressing challenges, to help key
stakeholders advance their own work. This will enable us to create a
pipeline for incubation of innovative technologies to standards
development and market acceptance, supporting global growth of the smart
IEEE Smart Grid Research long-term research focuses on five technology
sectors that include power, computing, communications, control systems,
and vehicle technology. It leverages potential use cases, application
scenarios and enabling technologies to deliver the most complete picture
possible of the next generation of technology in each respective smart
grid space. IEEE Smart Grid Research will have a long-term vision
document, reference model and roadmap for each of the five technology
sectors, as well as shorter-term research available for addressing more
immediate concerns. IEEE Smart Grid Research materials will cover
projections of where the smart grid will evolve to, technology
challenges and opportunities, and areas where additional research is
Among the first resources available will be three downloadable Vision
Grid Vision 2050, addressing the smart grid power
landscape, offers a long-range view of the power landscape as it
relates to the smart grid, including existing and future technology
developments and emerging challenges that must be overcome during the
next 40 years.
Smart Grid Vision for Computing: 2030 and Beyond examines the
evolution of smart grid operational concepts and computing
technologies. The document aims to spur investments in computing
technologies facilitating fulfillment of smart grid visions and
improving power system performance, efficiency, speed, reliability,
and resiliency. IEEE Smart Grid Vision for Computing: 2030 and
Beyond also focuses on a broad array of computing technologies
spanning multiple disciplines, and outlines their possible roles in
the future electric grid.
Smart Grid Vision for Communications: 2030 and Beyond lays out
a vision of the smart grid for the year 2030 from a communications
perspective. It also discusses imperatives of different stakeholders,
and impediments to realizing this vision. Following the discussion are
smart grid goals for different constituencies, and how communications
should evolve to enable key smart grid functionality.
Long-term IEEE Smart Grid Research resources represent a collaborative
effort being jointly produced by IEEE-SA and its relevant IEEE technical
societies, which are partnering to develop long-term documents in each
of the five technology topic areas. Participating societies include IEEE
Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc (News - Alert)), IEEE
Computer Society, IEEE
Control Systems Society (IEEE CSS (News - Alert)), IEEE
Intelligent Transportation Society (IEEE ITSS) and IEEE
Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES).
"IEEE Smart Grid Research will provide research topics and problem
statements for where further research and investment are needed for
smart grid technology development," said Georges Simard,
editor-in-chief, IEEE Grid Vision 2050. "By providing future snapshots
of years 2015, 2020, 2030 and beyond, these projects allow us to look
past today's smart grid event horizon and chart a successful course for
the smart grid of tomorrow."
Also soon to be available are two research papers, "Global
Consumer Socialization of Smart Grid", and "Cyber
Security for the Smart Grid". Targeted toward smart grid
practitioners and researchers, both papers will help in the
identification of problems and challenges in the short-term. Global
Consumer Socialization of Smart Grid explores emerging consumer
issues and will help utilities and energy companies better engage with
and address the needs of customers globally. Cyber Security for the
Smart Grid examines details of cyber security vulnerabilities
existing throughout the smart grid value chain, mitigation efforts
undertaken by countries, and measures to be implemented going forward.
Additionally, Cyber Security for the Smart Grid delves into
concerns that must be addressed for effective implementation of the
To purchase IEEE Smart Grid Research documents individually, please
visit the IEEE
Standards Store. IEEE Smart Grid Research papers will also be
available for organizations via the IEEE
Xplore digital library. For information regarding access options for
multiple users at any size institution or corporation, contact IEEE at www.ieee.org/smartgridresearch.
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