Smart Grid Pioneers: 50-plus Exclusive Interviews With the Trailblazers Making Smart Grid a Reality

An exclusive Smart Grid Today industry report

Rockville, MD -- (SBWire) -- 11/08/2011 --The smart grid is, in many cases, still experimental. At the same time, there are deployments and certainly many pilots to learn from. Gathered in one document for the first time are over 50 detailed, one-on-one talks with industry leaders making the smart grid a reality today.

In this 100+ page report, Smart Grid Today's experienced energy journalists interview the electric industry leaders, luminaries, gurus and field captains who are creating the new digital energy industry.

These exclusive interviews reveal insights, analyses, cautions, tips, tricks, predictions, fears, hopes and realizations about the new frontier in energy technology -- and are now available in "Smart Grid Pioneers," an exclusive industry report from Smart Grid Today - the independent journal of the digital energy industry.

No other source offers the wealth of useful knowledge and experience that Smart Grid Today works to compile every business day -- and no other report offers the very best examples of that exclusive reporting over the last 12 months.

Smart Grid Today's “Smart Grid Pioneers” special report features exclusive insight and perspective from these industry leaders making the smart grid a reality today:

* George Arnold, National Institute of Standards and Technology

* Aneesh Chopra, Department of Homeland Security

* Thierry Godart, Siemens

* Erich Gunther, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

* Reed Hundt, Coalition for Green Capital

* Chris King, EMeter

* Tom King, National Grid

* Philip Moeller, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

* Michael Peevey, California PUC

* Bob Shapard, GridWise Alliance

* Michael Assante, National Board of Information Security Examiners

* R Blake, Comverge

* Tom Bowles, New Mexico Governor's Office

* David Brewster, EnerNOC

* Dave Curry, Demand Energy Networks

* Joel deJesus, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

* Steve Delp, Best Buy

* Larisa Dobriansky, Department of Energy

* Rick Duke, Department of Energy

* Patty Durand, Smart Grid Consumer Collaboration

* Evan Gaddis, National Electrical Manufacturers Association

* Geraldo Guimaraes, Elster

* Robert Haastert, Accenture

* Darren Highfill, UtiliSec

* Robert Ichord, US Agency for International Development

* Itai Karelic, Greenlet

* Willett Kempton, University of Delaware

* Tim Lindquist, Portus

* Colum Lundt, Bridge Energy Group

* Dan Malone, Consumers Energy

* Kristin Mayes, Arizona Corp Commission

* Brewster McCracken, Pecan Street Project

* Paul Molitor, National Electrical Manufacturers Association

* Austin Montgomery, Carnegie Mellon University

* Bill Moroney, Utilities Telecom Council

* Rafi Musher, Stax

* LeRoy Nosbaum, Itron

* Robert Powelson, Pennsylvania PUC

* Pat Romano, Coulomb Technologies

* Nachum Sadan, Amperion

* Tatsuya Shinkawa, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization

* Jonathan Silver, Department of Energy

* Jeff Stewart, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

* Kazuyuki Takada, University of New Mexico

* Scott Trout, Salt River Project

* Adrian Tuck, Tendril

* Cheri Warren, National Grid

* Michael Wyde, National Institute of Health

* Tom Zarrella, SustainX

Table of contents:

* Experts sound alarm about small vendors in developing nations

* NEMA executive sees utilities, DOD partnering more on microgrids

* Project reimbursement decisions should be local: former DOE official

* National Grid expanding summits, to better engage communities

* Consumers Energy chooses SmartSynch for large AMI deployment

* DOE reaches out to grant winners overwhelmed by cyber security

* Rights activist, modernization advocate: ‘Tap genius … on front end’

* CHOPRA: Ease access to energy use data and customers will come

* NEMA prepares to release testing scheme

* With distributors aplenty, Germany among ‘slowest-moving’ nations

* Cyber security experts question NERC’s approach to standards

* Nosbaum will first draw clear roadmap to calm Itron investors

* Greenlet, Efficiency 2.0 work on broad DR pilot in Illinois

* AEP finds 2 uses for technology developed with Amperion

* Consultant exploring how to stimulate US EV market

* Former NERC executive points to needed changes

* NEDO: Nuclear uncertainty may mean more Japanese smart grid

* Big RF study relevant to meters? Check in 3 years, researcher says

* Despite Japan’s devastation, NM project scope and schedule stand

* New Elster exec: Brazil’s standards to unlock huge market

* Pecan Street’s new lab to explore interoperability, its director says

* EMeter’s King pushing White House for measurable goals

* Best Buy reveals passion for smart grid education, success

* Bridge Energy completes audit of Cobb EMC deployment

* Savings from early meters help pay for rest at Salt River Project

* As Japan assesses disaster, New Mexico project hangs on

* Professor explains how EVs will replace lots of power plant

* Carnegie Mellon takes smart grid maturity model to next level

* University of New Mexico joins Japan-US smart grid demo project

* Outgoing UTC CEO shares parting view of electric industry

* As ‘green banks’ sprout around globe, Hundt wants them here

* Livermore puts utilities in charge of smart grid simulations

* New Pennsylvania PUC chairman brings smart-grid agenda

* Brussels-based smart grid group prepares for 1st public event

* Arnold, Gunther report on progress of smart grid standards efforts

* Gunther, Arnold put state of smart grid standards in perspective

* Demand Energy Networks to open its 1st big storage deployment

* Comverge CEO Young explains how DR is growing up

* New Coulomb CEO reveals EV market strategies, challenges

* Australia’s Portus starts EV integration pilot in Queensland

* Tendril CEO puts customer app suite Energize into context

* Amperion CEO Sadan makes case for high-speed PLC

* Loan program funds solar plant, vows more smart grid support

* ‘Whole new effort’ at schooling consumers coming this year

* GridWise chairman vows close scrutiny of upgrades in US

* California’s Peevey revels in ‘being on the cutting edge’ of smart grid

* Comverge CEO expects to hire 50, grow revenue 30% next year

* MOELLER: FERC has ‘much work’ to do on interop standards

* Arizona regulator struggles with popularity of solar rebates

* SustainX to debut new compressed-air storage in 2012

* EnerNOC president tells us why DR deserves full-LMP

* New network of governments to focus first on smart grid inventory

* 2 dozen Russian energy specialists set to visit US this year

* Tendril deal motivated by importance of being touchy-feely

* Glossary

* Index

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