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Senior Consultant Microgrid Labs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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The title of this paper is a strange-word for most of my readers, but is also an amazing technology that will facilitate fast and secure communication among tomorrow’s energy systems. In case you don’t think that communication is that important for energy systems, you haven’t had my involvement in the intersection between these two technologies in the last three or four decades. Everything from supervisory control systems for electric transmission, distribution and gas pipelines to advanced metering infrastructure and the Internet of Things touch various energy systems and require ubiquitous communication.

The problem is there are an increasing number of other applications that require fast and secure communication, as well as more and more bandwidth, and we are starting to have a “laws of physics” problem.


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