Instructor Dr. Michael Hsieh shares his expertise Smart Grid Technology Conference 2011
UC Berkeley Extension instructor Dr. Michael Hsieh will share his expertise on home energy management systems (HEMS) as part of the Evolution of Smart Metering and the Transition to HEMS panel. Along with representatives from Smart Grid Library and OpenADR, Hsieh plans to address usability, home area network technology, ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0, and the Energy System Interface. Hsieh, an instructor in Extension’s Professional Series in Smart Grid Technology, has more than a decade of energy and IT experience, with expertise in cloud computing, smart grid, and microprocessor chips.
Jim Connor, director of Engineering and Technology at UC Berkeley Extension believes that increasing smart grid technology uptake through profitable partnerships and business models “is vital to the market right now. This conference is critical to increasing the uptake rate because it gathers more than 250 senior managers, directors, and executives who seek partnerships to promote smart grid development and deployment. The event places a firm focus on providing practical advice and exploring business opportunities.”
Conference topics include grid telecommunications, data management, cybersecurity, distribution optimization and management, and home automation. Confirmed speakers include executives from San Diego Gas & Electric, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Tennessee Valley Authority, Southern California Edison, OGE Energy Corporation, Central Indiana Power, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee, CenterPoint Energy, General Electric, and T-Mobile.
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