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Home | Seminars and Symposia | Past seminars/symposia: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Smart Grid for Sustainable and Resilient Energy Systems

by

Thierry Godart
President, Smart Grid Division
Siemens Infrastructure and Cities

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
3:30 p.m. reception
4:00 p.m. seminar

401/402 Walter Library

Sponsored by: DTC Leading Edge Seminar Series, and the TLI Technological Leadership Institute

GodartThe concept of smart grid started in 2008 with the deployment of communication and information technology to support automated meter reading and other customer oriented processes for utilities. Today, smart grid has evolved into a set of technologies to modernize and fundamentally transform the business of electricity. This presentation will explore how smart grid address today's need for grid modernization, greening the grid and responsible energy consumption. Through examples of current Siemens engagements, we will show how technical and business drivers lead to innovative solutions for both suppliers and consumers of electricity.

 

Dr. Thierry Godart is president of the Siemens Smart Grid Division in North America. Siemens smart grid portfolio includes T&D asset services and consulting (Siemens PTI), control center (EMS/DMS), market systems, substation automation and protection, distribution automation, communication, demand response, meter data management and analytics (eMeter) and microgrids. Under Thierry's leadership, Siemens also provides specialized integration services to enable the utility enterprise with state-of-the-art information technology applied to smart grid operation including end-to-end solutions for demand response. Thierry has more than 20 years of experience in the application of information technology to the power industry. He joined Siemens from Nexant and has held several senior management positions at Areva T&D, ABB and General Electric. Thierry earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master of Sciences in applied mathematics and a Master of Sciences in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a graduate from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (SUPELEC) in Paris, France. He has authored 15 articles and papers for the power industry. He is a member of IEEE Power and Energy Society and CIGRE.