Part one: Alan Ross speaks to Patrick Ryan, Executive Director of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). The term “smart grid” is now widely recognized by members of the public. Creating a smart grid requires collaboration from many different groups, businesses, and agencies. One of the roles of the PES is to bring those experts together and unite in a common goal. Ryan and Ross discuss the grid edge, region-specific priorities of different areas of the world, the distinction between “reliability” and “resilience,” and the call for collaboration across the IEEE.
Part two: Alan Ross speaks to Patrick Ryan, Executive Director of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). The IEEE "Smart Village" program is a volunteer-run humanitarian initiative. Ryan explains what the purpose of the program is, who it helps, and ways in which IEEE members can get involved. Find out more here: smartvillage.ieee.org/