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Smart Grid: The Internet Of Energy

H. Vincent Poor, professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University and a member of the National Academies, will present the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study’s Eminent Scholar Lecture on Nov. 18.
By Texas A&M University Research Communications and Public Relations November 14, 2019

How will the smart grid make electric power more efficient, secure and responsive? An internationally recognized authority will provide answers during his Eminent Scholar Lecture on Monday, Nov. 18, presented by the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study.

H. Vincent Poor, a 2018-19 Hagler Faculty Fellow and Princeton University professor, will begin his lecture – “Smart Grid: The Internet of Energy” – at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center’s Bethancourt Ballroom C, with a reception following immediately.

The term “smart grid” refers to an electric power grid that combines an electromechanical infrastructure with a cyber-infrastructure of computers, networks, sensors and controls. This “Internet of energy” is designed to improve the grid’s efficiency and security while also preparing it to work with sources of renewable energy and decentralized systems of energy storage.

In his lecture, Poor will start with a brief introduction on how electric energy is produced and distributed, followed by an overview of emerging and potential technologies and their potential challenges and effects.

Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton. His ongoing research endeavors include advancing the rapid development of technology, such as in wireless networks, energy and power systems and social networks. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as well as a foreign member of Academia Europaea and the United Kingdom’s Royal Society. He also is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a Hagler Faculty Fellow, Poor collaborates with faculty and students in Texas A&M’s colleges of engineering and science.

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