Developing critical guidelines for The Smart Grid part 2

July 17, 2009
Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets continues her interview with Dick DeBlasio, life senior member of IEEE and principal laboratory program manager for electricity programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. DeBlasio is developing a guide for smart grid standards. In part one, he explains how the guide will bring together different entities to establish […]

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets continues her interview with Dick DeBlasio, life senior member of IEEE and principal laboratory program manager for electricity programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. DeBlasio is developing a guide for smart grid standards. In part one, he explains how the guide will bring together different entities to establish standards for the smart grid. In part two, he discusses the smart grid pilot program, which has received $4.5 billion from the federal government for demonstration projects.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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