SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 8, 2010 – EDSA (www.edsa.com), the leading developer of power analytics solutions for the design, simulation and optimization of complex electrical power systems, announced that its chief technology officer, Kevin Meagher, was selected to participate in the two-day event designed to facilitate an open exchange of information on the future of Smart Energy and requirements for data intensive science opportunities. He is a noted industry expert on Smart Grid implementation, having been recently named to GreenTech Media’s list of “100 People You Must Know in Smart Grid.”

The National Academies’ “Shifting Power: Smart Energy Grid 2020″ experts meeting was held at Microsoft Corp. headquarters in Redmond, Wash. The broad scientific and policy challenges of the Smart Grid and the future of Smart Energy are well served by bringing a multidisciplinary approach to the more fundamental problems; this is especially true when considering the fundamental research questions of the Smart Grid and the global scale of energy. Successful implementation of the Smart Energy Grid will distribute decision-making across new stakeholder communities in addition to embedding intelligence within the grid itself. The central focus of the meeting was identification of opportunities and impediments stemming from stakeholder access to data as well as availability of the requisite analytics to inform the decisions inherent in these “power shifts.”

A core group of industry experts with diverse disciplines, including Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science, Biology, Urban Planning, Public Policy, power industry experts and others participated in the discussions over the two days. The discussions ranged from cyber security issues to the role of micro grids especially as it relates to the use of renewable energy, distributed architecture and “self-healing” power networks.

“I’m honored to be included in such an impressive group of experts, particularly since EDSA is the leader in power analytics, and the major technological challenge is how data analytics will be crucial for successfully understanding, implementing and managing the Smart Grid,” Meagher said. “As smarter technologies, communications and renewable power generation are implemented into the grid, managing, monitoring and interpreting the massive amounts of data will be imperative as electrical grids worldwide shift from fossil fuels to a combination of fossil fuels and renewable forms of energy. We truly are at the leading edge of some extraordinary things happening in the world.”

 

About The National Academies
The National Academies (http://www.nationalacademies.org) perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

About EDSA Micro Corporation
EDSA is a privately held developer of software solutions for the design, simulation, deployment, and preventative maintenance of complex electrical power systems. Founded in 1983, the Company’s Paladin® software products are used by thousands of commercial, industrial, governmental, and military customers worldwide, to protect more than $100 billion in customer assets. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the Company’s worldwide operations include 30 sales, distribution, and support offices located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. For more information about EDSA and its products, visit www.edsa.com.

 

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