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A Strong IEEE Coalition Might be Required to Start Transforming the Power Industry Part 2 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 2 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 is when 5th person makes a strong contrary post to the need for initiating a transformation that ends with “I do appreciate your fervor for your EWPC despite my view that it’s impractical in many ways.” Next is my response: 

Just as 1st person said the US is “… back to the same inducement as the White Queen offered Alice – it’s “jam tomorrow,” it is simply a transformation or it is not. What follows is based on the potential for federal and state legislative bodies to initiate a global transformation of the power industry. 

In generative dialogues we use the assumption that we not our opinions. First, I would not start with "I agree that utility business model innovation and market transformation should be at the core of smart grid initiatives...." Instead of using the word utility and also the two word phrase smart grid, I would start with the phrases “power industry” and “advanced power service,” respectively, in order not be biased. The modified opinion would start as "I agree that power industry business model innovation and market transformation should be at the core of advanced power service initiatives.” Would you agree? 

Based on many words of your opinion, I am for the moment suspending the opinion "...about a huge government financial stimulus opportunity" to simplify the interchange. Even after suspending it, in accordance with the whole discussion of more than 70 posts, the logic-arguments of my posts still stand quite firmed to support that "the real problem is that the smart grid is not really about a real transformation effort." 

One of the most relevant lessons of architecture is the heuristic “Don’t assume that the original statement of the problem is necessarily the best, or even the right one” applies. The problem with US Energy Policy started at the outset in EPAct 92, when a key architecting flaw was added that has very large repercussions today. No amount of incremental extensions with the support of all kinds of respected institutions would change such a bad bones architecture situation. 

Contrary to the needed transformation effort to integrate active demand to power system planning, operation and control, the underlying political assumption on EPAct 92 was based on inactive demand and thus inactive distribution, making Open Transmission Access a big architecting mistake that assumes erroneously low coupling between transmission and distribution that is the source of many of the above mentioned complex repercussions. EWPC-AF is based on the architecting ultraquality imperative that required tightly integrated transportation. For details, please read the EWPC article Demand Integration is NOT the Province of Politics 

To suggest that it is the right time (when an old economy has lost the fight with a new economy) for the political decision for the transformation, I should add at this moment a parallel between the IOUs-AF and the railroad highlights the reality versus illusion as a result of the big change being experienced in the business environment. John Naisbitt's 1982 Megatrends, explains under the section "Law of the Situation: the railroads did not understand," the illusion IOUs and regulators are, with the quote of Walter B. Wriston, chairman of Citicorp, who in 1981 said:

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