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Meeting ArchiveOctober Meeting:
Thursday October 29, 2009
Meeting Schedule
What is ?Smart Grid??
On Thursday, October 29, 2009 the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern NJ (www.TechnologyOnTap.org) will be holding its monthly meeting, offering a presentation by John Redman.

We are meeting again at the Morris County Library. Please note: our venue may change ? please check our website or voicemail announcement (see below) for last-minute updates.


What is behind the buzzwords?

We all keep hearing about Smart Grid and the government support for the electric power transmission grid of tomorrow. John Redmon will define Smart Grid and discuss its applications and objectives.

The talk will explain reasons for implementation of the concept, summarizing benefits and the challenges to be resolved.

Currently, Smart Grid has the largest effect on power utilities. There are many issues, but there is both regulatory support and stimulus money to encourage implementation ? and thus most of the effort is spent on utility side.

Ultimately, the changes will affect everyone - Smart Grid will be implemented and expanded over time, possibly changing how live in the future. The presentation will describe applications that impact customers: it is much more than just advanced meters in homes and businesses.

John is the President of John R. Redmon, Inc, which provides consulting services to a number of high voltage customers, utilities, data centers, transit systems, manufacturers, independent power producers and large commercial customers.

John previously worked for PSE&G Company for 35 years in the areas of field operations, underground and overhead construction, engineering and substations. In the headquarters office he was responsible for special studies, electrical equipment standards, computer systems related to distribution, planning, new technology applications such as distribution automation, work management, outage management, AM-FM-GIS, RCM, and maintenance processes. He served as Manager ? Technical Division for Rio Grande Energia in Porto Alegre, Brazil after PSEG Global purchased this distribution company from the Brazilian government.

From July 1998 through April 2000, John participated in optimizing all substation and distribution outside plant maintenance programs, resulting in annual maintenance savings of $12,500,000 in substations and $8,000,000 in distribution systems. He was responsible for the RCM and maintenance optimization approach for substations and distribution facilities at PSE&G.

John is on the advisory board of Distributech. He graduated with his BSEE degree from Newark College of Engineering in 1966. He is active in IEEE on a national level.


Founded in 1992, the IEEE Consultants Network of Northern NJ encourages and promotes the use of independent technical consultants by business and industry.

Thursday October 29, 6:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ
Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com

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