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A talk on “Grid Modernization: Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid”

August 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm UTC+5.5

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The IEEE PES/IAS Chapter of the Bombay Section is elated to inform you about a talk on “Grid Modernization: Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid” by John D. McDonald, P.E. IEEE PES Past President ,IEEE Life Fellow ,CIGRE Honorary Member (2021) ,CIGRE Distinguished Member (2016)    GE Renewable Energy – Grid Solutions USA, on August 2, 2021, at 7.00PM IST through virtual mode. We extend a cordial invitation to you to join us for the talk through the WEBEX LINK given at the end.

The abstract of the Talk / Webinar and a brief biography of the speaker is given below.

ABSTRACTThis talk will familiarize participants with a vision for Grid Modernization, focusing on technological advancements beyond Smart Grid. The technological advancements include discussions of key industry/societal trends, Smart Grid concepts, holistic solutions, integration of microgrids and distributed generation, and Advanced Distribution management System (ADMS) software applications. The talk will also cover feeder automation business models, managing different types of data, big data, analytics, enterprise data management, Smart Grid standards and interoperability, and Smart Grid deployments and lessons learned.


John D. McDonald

John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business. John has 47 years of experience in the electric utility transmission and distribution industry. 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. John is a Life Fellow of IEEE (member for 50 years), and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award, the IEEE PES Substations Committee Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award, the 2016 CIGRE Distinguished Member Award, the 2016 CIGRE USNC Attwood Associate Award, and the 2021 CIGRE Honorary Member Award. John is Past President of the IEEE PES, the VP for Technical Activities for the US National Committee (USNC) of CIGRE, the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee, and the IEEE Division VII Past Director. John was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) and is an IEEE Foundation Director. John received the 2009 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University. John teaches a Smart Grid course at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Smart Grid course for GE, and Smart Grid courses for various IEEE PES local chapters as an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (since 1999). John has published one hundred fifty papers and articles, has co-authored five books and has one US patent.

        Date and Time

  • Date: 02 Aug 2021
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 08:15 PM
  • All times are Asia/Kolkata
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    6.45pm – 7.00pm IST: Attendees May log-in to WebEx
    7.00pm – 7.05pm IST: Introduction of Speaker (and Housekeeping)
    7.05pm – 8.05pm IST: Lecture/Presentation
    8.05pm – 8.15pm IST: Q & A

    or USA Timings :- 9.30AM Eastern Atlanta Daylight Saver time


Virtual Meeting


IEEE PES/PAS Joint Chapter
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  1. Ramesh Suryavanshi - August 2, 2021, 6:52 pm Reply

    We need such webinar to advance knowledge from eminent speakers

  2. Bhanwar Lal Bishnoi - August 7, 2021, 7:45 am Reply

    Thanks a lot Ramesh Ji for valuable feedback. Appreciate it.Definately we will ty to host such webinar in near future as well.

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