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A Talk on “Power System Modernization using Big Data, IoT, Enterprise Data Management and the New Data Requirements of Drones and Robotic Inspection Devices”

April 14 @ 8:00 pm UTC+5.5

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Dear All,


The IEEE PES/PAS Joint Chapter of the Bombay Section is elated to inform you about a talk on “Power System Modernization using Big Data, IoT, Enterprise Data Management and the New Data Requirements of Drones and Robotic Inspection Devices” 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 April 14, 2022, at 8.00PM IST through Webinar 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.

ABSTRACT: This talk begins by discussing key industry/societal trends and their impacts. To realize greater benefits from Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) the two types of data within the IED, operational and non-operational, must be managed differently. The Internet of Things (IoT) and its benefits, and examples of new groups of analytics being developed, will be discussed. The importance of convergence of the Operations Technology and Information Technology groups within a utility is emphasized, and its enablement of enterprise data management. The importance of grid modernization industry standards to facilitate integration and interoperability is critical for success. Lastly, the use of new sources of data – unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robotics – will be described, available data identified, use of the data shown, and data management principles to be implemented discussed

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THE SPEAKER: John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business. John has 48 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.




Thursday, Apr 14, 2022 8:00 pm | 2 hours | (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi

Meeting number: 2532 254 2675

Password: 12345


Thanks & Regards,
Bhanwar Lal Bishnoi SMIEEE,
Chair- PES/PAS Joint Chapter IEEE Bombay Section, INDIA

LinkedIn :- https://in.linkedin.com/in/bhanwar-lal-bishnoi-blb-smieee-mle%E2%84%A0-mie-c-eng-30aa6717

Link to IEEE Bombay Section: https://ieeebombay.org/ieee-links/
Link to IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter: http://ieeebombay.org/pesias/



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