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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Professor Elizabeth Wilson Discusses 'Smart Grid (R)Evolution'


On October 16 as a part of the ongoing STEP-FAR series, Humphrey School Professor Elizabeth Wilson presented on her new book "Smart Grid Revolution - Electric Power Struggles." A recording of her talk is now available online.

Wilson published the book along with co-authors Jennie Stephens and Tarla Rai Peterson.

According to Wilson, the term "smart grid" has become a catch-all phrase to represent the potential benefits of a revamped and more sophisticated electricity system that can fulfill several societal expectations related to enhanced energy efficiency and sustainability.

Although discussions about smart grid have been dominated by technical and economic dimensions, Wilson's book takes a sociotechnical systems perspective to explore critical questions shaping energy system transitions. It will be invaluable for advanced students, academic researchers, and energy professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including energy studies, environmental and energy policy, environmental science, sustainability science, and electrical and environmental engineering.

The STEP FAR series is designed for students, staff, faculty, and fellows to get together in an informal setting to discuss their projects, research-in-progress, opportunities, and a variety of other issues related to science, technology, environment, energy, and policy. Learn more about the STEP-Far series.
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