SF PES Fall Banquet, October 21, 2015

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SF PES Fall Banquet 10/21/2015

The Future of Energy, Smart Gird and Beyond

Speaker John McDonald, P.E. Director, Technical Strategy & Policy Development, GE Energy Management, Digital Energy

The purpose of this talk is to familiarize participants with a vision for the future of energy. First, there will be a discussion of key industry/societal trends in generation, transmission, distribution and the consumer. The “smarter grid” will highlight the intelligence that has already been implemented, and the new intelligence being added now. The Smart Grid technology roadmap will discuss the Smart Grid solutions of Distribution Optimization, Transmission Optimization, Asset Optimization, Demand Optimization, Smart Meters and Communications, and Workforce and Engineering Design Optimization. Three key visionary concepts will be discussed from the points of view of technology, industry standards and policy development. The three concepts are the greater value of the integration of key technology components and the importance of interoperability, the impact of high penetration of rooftop solar PV on the distribution system, and Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) integration and enterprise data management.

Details

Date: October 21, 2015

Time: 5 PM to 9 PM

Location: Jillian's at Metreon

Menu 

Calamari Frito with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Fresh baked bread and butter

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Seared Ahi Tuna with Spinach, Olive Tapenade and Chive oil

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Braised Short Ribs with Pearl Onions, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots and

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

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Double Chocolate Brownie with whip cream and caramel sauce

Coffee & Tea

Address & Directions

Jillian's at Metreon
175 Fourth Street 
San Francisco, CA

Google Maps: https://plus.google.com/114438418113882289857/about?gl=US&hl=en-US 



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  • 175 Fourth Street
  • San Francisco, California
  • United States 94103
  • Building: Jillian's at Metreon
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  • Ends 21 October 2015 12:00 PM
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  Speakers

John D. McDonald, P.E., Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development, GE Energy Management

John D. McDonald, P.E., Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development, GE Energy Management

Topic:

The Future of Energy, Smart Gird and Beyond

Biography:

John D. McDonald, P.E., is Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development for GE Energy Management’s Digital Energy business.  John has 40 years of experience in the electric utility industry. John joined GE in 2008 as General Manager, Marketing for GE Energy’s Transmission and Distribution (now Digital Energy) business. In 2010, John accepted his current role of Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development where he is responsible for setting and driving the vision that integrates GE’s standards participation, and Digital Energy’s industry organization participation, thought leadership activities, regulatory/policy participation, education programs, and product/systems development into comprehensive solutions for customers.


He is a sought-after industry leader, technical expert, educator, and speaker.  In his 28 years of Working Group and Subcommittee leadership with the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Substations Committee, John led seven Working Groups and Task Forces who published Standards/Tutorials in the areas of distribution SCADA, master/remote terminal unit (RTU) and RTU/IED communications protocols. John was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) for 2010-2011, focusing on long term IEEE Smart Grid standards strategy. John was elected to Chair the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Governing Board for 2010-2012. John is presently Chairman of the Board for SGIP 2.0, Inc., the member-funded non profit organization. 

John is Past President of the IEEE PES, Chair of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) Board, member of the IEEE PES Region 3 Scholarship Committee, the VP for Technical Activities for the US National Committee (USNC) of CIGRE, and the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee. He was the IEEE Division VII Director in 2008-2009. John is a member of the Advisory Committee for the annual DistribuTECH Conference, Vice Chair of the Texas A&M University Smart Grid Center Advisory Board, and member of the Purdue University Office of Global Affairs Strategic Advisory Council. John received the 2009 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University.

John teaches a Smart Grid course at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Smart Grid course for GE, and substation automation, distribution SCADA and communications courses for various IEEE PES local chapters as an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer. John has published 60 papers and articles in the areas of SCADA, SCADA/EMS, SCADA/DMS and communications, and is a registered Professional Engineer (Electrical) in California and Georgia.

John received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of California-Berkeley. John is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary) and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary), a Fellow of IEEE, and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000, the IEEE PES Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award in 2002, and the IEEE PES Substations Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2003.

John was Editor of the Substations Chapter, and a co-author, for the book The Electric Power Engineering Handbook, co-sponsored by the IEEE PES and published by the CRC Press in 2000. John is Editor-in-Chief for the book Electric Power Substations Engineering, Third Edition, published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in 2012. John co-authored the book Power System SCADA and Smart Grids, published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in 2015.

John D. McDonald, P.E., Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development, GE Energy Management

Topic:

The Future of Energy, Smart Gird and Beyond

Biography:





Agenda

Banquet will be held between 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Schedule of Events
5:00 PM: Networking
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Presentation
9:00 PM: Adjourn