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IEEE Members Tackle Smart Grid at 2009 FORTUNE Brainstorm: TECH

Key industry thought leaders discuss making Smart Grid a reality

4 August – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, served as Program Partner at FORTUNE magazine’s prestigious FORTUNE Brainstorm: TECH last week in Pasadena, Calif. As part of the conference, several IEEE members, including IEEE Fellow Saifur Rahman and 2007 IEEE President and Purdue Dean of Engineering, Leah Jamieson, as well as IEEE Fellow and GE Energy T&D Marketing GM John McDonald, served on a panel discussing “Smart Grid: Making it a Reality.” The high profile panel of experts discussed the next steps the power and energy industries need to take to ensure the viability of the world’s energy grid. IEEE has played a leading role in the launch of the smart grid by working collaboratively to set proper standards for implementation, and by working closely with organizations around the world to ensure total interoperability.

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