IEEE smart grid chair named committee member by DOE

Piscataway, N.J., September, 2010 – IEEE announced that Wanda Reder, IEEE smart grid chair and 2008-09 past president of IEEE Power and Energy Society has been invited to serve as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.

The EAC will provide advice to the DOE‘s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, in carrying out its mission to modernize the nation’s electricity infrastructure, and make recommendations on a wide range of policy and technical issues that affect electricity delivery.

These include challenges to smart grid deployments and integrating renewables into the grid; electricity-related research and development priorities; ways to enhance the benefits provided by the nation’s transmission infrastructure; coordination between DOE, state and regional officials and the private sector.

In addition to her roles in IEEE, Reder is vice president, Power Systems and Services Division at S&C Electric Co. She joins 26 fellow committee members who represent a diverse group that includes state government officials, industry executives, environmentalists and consumer advocates.

“It’s an honor to be chosen by the DOE to serve on the Electricity Advisory Committee alongside such distinguished industry experts,” said Reder. “I am delighted to be involved in advancing the DOE’s critical work to modernize our electricity delivery infrastructure.”

The EAC’s first meeting in 2010 will take place on October 29, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. All EAC meetings are open to the public.

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