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February 20, 2020, 1pm ET
Navigating the New Arctic

June 9-10, 2020
GUIRR Members' Meeting

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The economic and technological environments surrounding the power supply business have resulted in the emergence of new players in the power market and a demand for new technologies. New power technologies need to accommodate countless sources of power generation and allow for interoperability between these sources. The meeting sought to identify the successes and challenges that the energy sector has encountered and consider the application to other areas. This meeting explored:

(i) the applicability of IoT to the energy sector;
(ii) the process used to catalyze the development of cyber security and privacy standards;
(iii) the role that state governments play, and
(iv) the efforts to train and advance the engineering and IT workforce to support shifts in technology.

Meeting Materials

Tuesday, February 9, 2015

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address 
"Basic Building Blocks for a Smarter Grid" 

  • Harold DePriest, President and CEO, EPB
  • Moderator:  Dr. Uma Chowdhry, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair; Chief Science and Technology Officer Emeritus, DuPont
Wednesday, February 10, 2015
8:00-8:30 am


Welcome Remarks 

  • Uma Chowdhry, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair
  • Jacques Gansler, GUIRR University Co-Chair, Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland
  • Susan Sloan, Director, GUIRR
  • Gordon England, Incoming GUIRR Industry Co-Chair; Chairman, V1 Analytical Solutions, Inc.
8:30-9:15 am 

Cross-Sector Partnerships and How DOE Engages Universities and Industry in the Smart Grid Initiative

  • Henry Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy
9:15-9:45 am 

Opportunities for the Power Grid in the Changing Energy Economy

  • Gregory Reed, Director of the Electric Power Initiative, University of Pittsburgh
10:15-11:15 am 

Cybersecurity and Privacy Standards for the Smart Grid 

  • William Sanders, Department Head, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Patrick McDonnell, Executive Assistant to Commissioner Pamela Witmer, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
11:15-11:40 am Sustainability and the Smart Grid 
  • George Crabtree, Associate Division Director, Argonne National Laboratory  
11:40 am-12:00 pm Cultivating Cross-Sector Growth: A Case Study 
  • Jay Whitacre, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Melon University
1:00-2:00 pm Transitioning to the Grid of the Future 
  • Rebecca Harrison, CEO, GridWise Alliance
  • Carl Imhoff, Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Moderator: Jay Whitacre, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Melon University
2:00-3:00 pm

GUIRR Project Updates 

  • University-Industry Demonstration Partnership – Karl Koster, Executive Director, Office of Corporate Relations, MIT
  • Federal Demonstration Partnership, FDP – Ms. Cynthia Hope, Assistant Vice President for Research, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Alabama
  • Webinar Series – Kristina Thorsell, Associate Program Officer, GUIRR
  • International Research Collaborations (I-Group) – Susan Sloan, Director, GUIRR
  • Other, New
3:00 pm