Lecture to Explore Future of Power Grids

Lecture to Explore Future of Power Grids

George Arnold, a veteran telecommunications executive, will discuss how power grids can become more sustainable and cost effective. The talk, part of the Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 12:15 p.m. in the Schumann Auditorium in Buckman Hall.

Arnold will discuss the current power grid structure along with recommendations for improvement. He will examine future technological advances such as power grid intelligent buildings and appliances, the widespread use of electric vehicles and the use of wind and solar energy.

Arnold received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from Columbia University.

In 2006, after a 33-year career in the telecommunications and information technology industry, Arnold joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology as the deputy director of technology services and the national coordinator for the smart grid interoperability. In addition, he was appointed director of cyber physical systems with NIST’s Engineering Laboratory in 2001.

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