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Smart Grids “Beyond the Meter”: Managing Electricity Consumption in End-Use Sectors

The smart grid doesn't stop at the smart meter. Over ninety percent of the electricity generated in developed economies is consumed in homes, buildings, and industry. Greater attention must therefore be paid to end-use sectors if the promised benefits of smart grids—such as reduction of electricity consumption, shifting of peak loads, integration of renewable generation and storage, reduced use of fossil fuels, and improved grid reliability—are to be achieved. This talk will present an end-use perspective on smart grids, highlighting several successful implementations of smart grid technology in Honeywell and elsewhere, research and development projects that are under way, and outstanding challenges. Topics covered include energy efficiency, automated demand response, and microgrid optimization. Examples from commercial buildings, multi-building facilities, and industrial plants will be discussed.

Type of Seminar:
IfA Seminar
Prof. Tariq Samad
Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions Golden Valley, MN, USA
Apr 08, 2011   14:15

ETZ E6, Gloriastrasse 35
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Manfred Morari
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Biographical Sketch:
Tariq Samad is a Corporate Fellow with Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, based in Minneapolis, U.S.A. His career with Honeywell has spanned 25 years, during which time he has contributed to research and development in automation and control technologies with applications to electric power systems, the process industries, building management, automotive engines, unmanned aircraft, and clean energy. His research interests relate broadly to automation, intelligence, and autonomy for complex engineering systems. Tariq Samad served as the President of IEEE Control Systems Society in 2009. He has also served IEEE CSS as editor-in-chief of IEEE Control Systems Magazine, from 1998 to 2003. He is an IEEE Fellow and the recipient of the Control Systems Technology Award and a Distinguished Member Award from IEEE CSS. He is the General Chair for the 2012 American Control Conference (Montréal, Canada). Tariq Samad holds 17 patents and has authored or coauthored over 100 publications, including the recent report, The Impact of Control Technology. He is a member of the Governing Board of the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. Tariq Samad holds a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.