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Director Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mike Ahern leads WPI's Academic and Corporate Engagement Group.  Mike's focus areas include graduate education and professional development, especially in Electrical and Computer Engineering...

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Top 7 Grid Modernization Challenges/Opportunities

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I was recently asked to write and article for T&D World about my views on the top 7 challenges and opportunities in Grid Modernization.  With growing technical complexity and existing demographics in our industry, the #1 challenge and opportunity is people.  What do you think?  

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Matt Chester on Jul 17, 2019

Interesting Mike-- when you said that the top challenge was people, I was assuming that you were talking about the customers. Not that customers are 'difficult' perse, but that building up new technology and programs for them to use is the easy part and getting them to adopt to them is the hard part

JESSE NYOKABI on May 11, 2021

Insightful read Mike. Thank you for sharing

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Mike Ahern on May 11, 2021

Hello Jesse,

You're welcome!


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