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A Strong IEEE Coalition Might be Required to Start Transforming the Power Industry Part 1 of 6

Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio | Jul 11, 2010

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Applying the IEEE tagline Advancing Technology for Humanity to the power (and maybe gas and water) grids is the mean to propose the need for a strong coalition to initiate a transformation for Advancing Grids for Customers. It is very urgent and important for the IEEE Smart Grid Group of LinkedIn to start a practical coalition in every way, as soon as possible, to advance this technology for humanity, since “IEEE is the only organization able to thoroughly provide the diversity of expertise, information, resources, and vision needed to realize the Smart Grid’s full promise and potential.” Relative to humanity, we IEEE members able to contribute should go the IEEE Code of Ethics to reflect if we like the person we have become.
A Strong IEEE Coalition Might be required to Start Transforming the Power Industry Part 1 of 6
  
By José Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio, Ph.D.
Creator of the EWPC-AF
Systemic Consultant: Electricity

First posted in the GMH Blog, on July 4th 2010.
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 This series of post is a follow up to the serial EWPC article Initiating the Smart Grid Transformation Part 1Part 2 and Part 3, whose summary says: “By following John Kotter’s suggestions about why transformations efforts fail, it becomes crystal clear that the smart grid undergoing process lacks a clear vision as it was not designed as transformation effort, but to make use of the financial opportunities given by the stimulus package. A vision that puts customer first is urgently needed to initiate a transformation process. The emerging vision leads to two systems that mutually reinforce each other: the regulated Smart T&D Grid and the competitive Smart Enterprise that put customers first. The vision integrates the two systems into a smart grid only at real-time operation.”

That EWPC article itself followed Phil Carson’s article Who 'Believes' In Smart Grid?Carson’s original source is an open-ended dialogue on a LinkedIn smart grid executive forum, which is still going on. I have seen it as a generative dialogue, where the contributions of six members of the SGEF group (1st person through 5th person and me) were publicly quoted in the EWPC Blog.

In response to the three posts that became that EWPC article, a 6th Person started a contribution saying “It is the 'Sustainable Transformation' of all three energy sectors; Power, Heat and Transport, which is the big target for Energy Security, Emissions reduction and Cost,” described his local solution, and ended saying “… as Jose indicates, we have to work at big changes to the big picture.” A 7th person added good arguments about water as a 4th sector. As the 6th person posted (once more) “And, in some countries, will the 'big model' also going to need to cover food production vs biomass/biofuel??”, the 7th person also added “… Fuel vs. Food is already an issue in many countries.”

The above partial discussion ended when I added “6th person, you are right on the need for local solutions. 7th person, yes, water is critical. The EWPC-AF aim is to facilitate local solutions with a good bones minimalist global architecture. I guess water and other energy networks could easily follow that architecture to simplify business mergers at the competitive enterprise side or the regulated transport side. .. On the Enterprise side, 2GRs should be able to develop global business models that enable local mixes, that in turn ease the job to "align retail rates with energy efficiency and demand response objectives," taking into consideration the synergies of a whole customer relationship.”

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