I have been elected Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications for the term 2020-2021.
The transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid is perhaps the most extensive and ambitious undertaking in electrical engineering of today. Information and communication technologies are the essential enablers of such a transformation. After communication technologies have revolutionized personal communications and turned wireless communications into a commodity, now they face a vast set of new challenges posed by the smart grid. In the context of electricity grid, communication systems need to be seen as part of a larger system of systems, including in particular energy, control, and information processing systems.
The objective of the TC is to support the IEEE Smart Grid activities, promote ComSoc’s position in the development and promotion of Smart Grid related technologies, and particularly, ensure that ComSoc members will play a decisive technological role in Smart Grid Communications.
Link to the TC web site.