Webinar Cloud Transform Energy Biz March 2015

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

How the Cloud Can Transform the Energy Business: the Future Internet Approach

March 17, 2015  11:00 am eastern

Presented by Antonello Monti
RWTH Aachen University

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The changes in the energy arena call for more and more ICT in the operation and infrastructure of modern utilities. In particular, the idea of a "customer-centric" grid is completely transforming the relation between energy providers and end-users based on the possibillity of bi-directional data exchange.

While most research has targeted specific technical issues of the so called "Smart Grid," very little attention has been paid to the definition of a comprehensive, flexible, scalable and reusable ICT platform to deliver innovative energy services. However, this platform concept is a pre-requisite for a real interoperability.

This webinar will present some recent key developments in the so-called Future Internet area, supporting innovative approaches to energy service deployment. Seven large field trials across Europe, involving some of the most important utilities, will be presented to demonstrate that such a platform is becoming a reality.

The goal of the presentation is to share these practical experiences and to document the path towards the creation of an energy-focused standardized software platform as a practical enabler of future energy services.

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The Presenter:

  Monti

Antonello Monti received his M.Sc degree (summa cum laude) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 1989 and 1994 respectively. He started his career in Ansaldo Industria and then moved in 1995 to Politecnico di Milano as Assistant Professor. In 2000 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of South Carolina (USA) as Associate and then Full Professor. Since 2008 he is the Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems within the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University. Dr. Monti is author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed papers published in international journals and in the proceedings of international conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Associate Editor of the IEEE System Journal.

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