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CURENT Seminar - The Inevitable Evolution of Smart Grids



Date: August 12, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: 124 Min H. Kao Building, 1520 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN

Title: The Inevitable Evolution of Smart Grids

Presenter: Andres Carvallo, CEO & Founder, CMG Consulting LLC

Abstract:  Mr. Carvallo will share his insights, visions, and experience, with focus on the Inevitable Evolution of Smart Grids.  His presentation will include:

  • Rationale for an Advanced Smart Grid
  • Vision, Planning, and Initiative
  • Smart Grid 1.0:  From Power Plants to Meters
  • Global Perspective on Smart Grid
  • Interfacing with Distributed Energy Resources
  • Smart Grid 2.0 Emerges
  • An Integrated, Advanced Smart Grid
  • Potential of Advanced Smart Grids

He will close with details on how we are fast forwarding to Smart Grid 3.0 and beyond.

Biography: Andres Carvallo is an award-winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive.  He is globally recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology.  He championed Austin Energy’s industry-leading smart grid program design and implementation from 2003-2010 and designed the Pecan Street Project in 2009.

Andres has more than 28 years of experience in the energy, telecommunications, computer, and software industries.  He has been responsible for the successful development and commercialization of more than 40 products at 6 start-ups and leading global companies like Philips Electronics, Digital Equipment, and Borland.  Andres received a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas and has postgraduate certificates from Stanford University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Idaho. CURENT-Logo_Transparent-tiny.png