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A Strong IEEE Coalition Might be Required to Start Transforming the Power Industry Part 6 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 6 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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In response to posts by a 9th and a 10th persons, I added the following: 

I think we have gone through a normal process of having a lot of diverging posts at the beginning and recently a lot of converging posts that started with the help of the 2nd person post, which in turn led to my specific suggestion to initiate the smart grid transformation process. After that, we have already received posts that I think correspond to coming up agreements on the SGEF, like the one that the 8th person suggested.

Don't get me wrong, everyone is free to add what best they feel is their contribution, whether converging or diverging. In fact, getting a bit philosophical, most of us know that it is very difficult to get ourselves out of Plato’s cave. Most of us get out the cave for a moment to later go back in after seeing the light. Maybe we are afraid to see ourselves as instruments of something larger than ourselves to emerge for the benefit of all stakeholders, which to save face might be perceived to be contrary or neutral by our peers.

In that light, Joseph Jarwosky, one of the authors of the book Presence (the others are Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, and Betty Sue Flowers) said:

“I’ll never forget one particular interview I had with a senior executive. As our conversation progressed and he opened up more and more, he began to talk about all the compromises he had made in his life in order to ‘climb the ladder’ in the corporation. He hadn’t really thought a lot about it at that time; it seemed that he was just doing what he had to be successful. He said exactly the same thing [that Hitler’s secretary], that he totally lost his capacity to feel and sense. Eventually he just looked at me and said, ‘I don’t really like the person I’ve become.’”

“So the shadow side of being an instrument is losing our sense of autonomy, our will, and the real ability to make choices,” said Otto… “Yes, and our humanity – our capacity to sense and feel,” said Betty Sue.

Having said that, now we have received two interesting and intelligent posts by Luis and specially that of Arun, that somehow seem to me (very subjectively) not to fit at this time of the generative dialogue and even to diverge. In fact, it is that of Arun which move me to add this post.

Arun, please correct me if I am wrong, by explaining what is intended with “Engineers are the one who solve simple things in a complex manner,” whether it is actually written so as to diverge or actually intended to converge, in particular about the said agreement(s) on the SGEF. I say with a lot of respect that what has been written about the EWPC-AF is the job of an architect that solves complex things in a simple manner.

Maybe at this point, someone would add that to get more customers’ points of view, we may think to organize some kind of market research to help on making agreements on a political basis instead of through the suggested architecture competition between 2GRs on the TALC. However, to support the latter approach, I submit to the consideration of all of you the December 2007 article (now with 4404 views) Market Research Doesn’t Work Yet for Demand Integration, whose summary says:

“Demand integration is a discontinuous innovation and the reason why the responses of customers are way off with respect to the non-trivial concept of demand response. Politics should NOT continue to play major interventions in regard to betting on outcomes in alternative energy and demand response, as the installation of AMI is developed by 2GRs under competition. Great opportunities are waiting “that promises much more value creation over time” under the EWPC paradigm shift.”

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