Peggy Smedley caps off the month with a look at how new transportation models for electric and autonomous vehicles will give way to new needs within the smart grid.
Shay Bahramirad, vice president of new initiatives, IEEE, and director of distribution system planning, smart grid, and innovation, ComEd, explains how regulations and legislation have allowed many different parties to contribute to the growth of smart-grid modernization.
Peggy Smedley exclaims that utility poles are due for a major connected upgrade and suggests that equipping them with sensors and predictive technology will lead to more integration with the smart grid.
Saifur Rahman, founding director, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, says that in order to make buildings healthy, there must be an understanding of how to better use energy as opposed to just aiming for more efficiency.
Joshua Peschel, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Iowa State University, discusses how human-robot interactions are emerging within municipalities and other utility systems.
Peter Martin, vice president of innovation and marketing, Schneider Electric, says the IoT is often being overlooked by industrial organizations that are having difficulties incorporating it with automation.