GE Energy Calls For Acceleration Of Smart-Grid Standards

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Bob Gilligan, vice president of transmission and distribution for GE Energy, will participate in the Smart Grid Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C., led by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. Gilligan will discuss how GE is leveraging its global experience in the energy industry to help lead the development of smart-grid standards in the U.S.

‘Standardizing technology is vital to ensure cyber-security, interoperability, reliability and safety for consumers and utilities as the nation begins implementation of a smarter electrical infrastructure,’ says Gilligan. ‘Unambiguous standards will help speed up innovation as engineers follow a clear direction for product development and technology advances.’

Sixty executives from utilities, technology providers, trade associations and standards development organizations will attend and share their visions for turning the challenge of standards development into a road map for successful smart-grid implementation.

SOURCE: GE Energy

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