Key to the success of any smart grid application is reliable
visibility to the grid components. A purpose built network
is the foundation for enabling real time visibility for
applications like distributed generation. Different smart
grid applications can have varying network requirements, making
it challenging to build a common field area network.
Understanding the risks and benefits of different technology
choices is important to building the most optimal field area
network. Moreover, seamless integration between different
network layers is essential to achieving end-to-end network
Cherian Abraham is a Principal Architect with the Energy Systems Integration Division (E-SID) of Alcatel-Lucent. As part of the technology strategy team at E-SID, Cherian is responsible for developing and managing Field Area Network Solutions for Energy utility customers globally. Cherian played a lead role in creating an ecosystem of technology partners, enabling Alcatel-Lucent to provide its customers unmatched flexibility in terms of technology and vendor choices. Cherian’s focus on creating vendor agnostic solutions has helped Alcatel-Lucent become the leading network integrator for Field Area Networks amongst North American Utilities.
Jennie Burgoz has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years and is currently responsible for accounts in the energy and utility market for Alcatel-Lucent. She is leading Smart Grid and large communications projects for companies such as Oklahoma Gas and Electric, AEP and Xcel Energy. Alcatel-Lucent has expertise in understanding the unique needs of energy companies and building smart networks that manage traffic growth and complexity on the grid to ensure reliability and safety.
June14th, 2011 7:00pm
800 E Lincoln Ave
This event is FREE for members. a $5 donation is requested from non-members