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Customers and the Smart Grid—A New ELECTRI Report Webinar

  • 12/08/2014
The smart grid is evolving into a network of new technologies, equipment, and controls; which working together will be able to respond immediately to the demand for electricity in the 21st century. Electrical contractors will need to be aware of these new markets as the Federal Smart Grid Initiative is implemented, because as consumers are able to obtain information and manage their energy usage, it is expected they will elect to install customer side solutions. 

To keep up with this changing climate ELECTRI International has released its commissioned research report on Customer Side Smart Grid Installations – Preparing for the Future. 

f3404-webinar-iconA webinar will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET to discuss the findings of the report and how customer side smart grid installations will impact the Electrical Contracting Industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from the lead investigators, Dr. Thomas Korman, P.E. and Lonny Simonian, P.E, of the California Polytechnic State University. 

The complete report, Customer Side Smart Grid Installations – Preparing for the Future is available in digital and printed formats and can be purchased in the NECA store. NECA members can download a PDF version of this report for free.
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Lonny Simonian and Thomas Korman, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo and Russell Alessi, ELECTRI International

There is no cost to attend, though registration is required for this event.

Attendees will utilize audio broadcasting services through their computer speakers, a toll free number will be provided for those unable to utilize this service. 

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For additional information about ELECTRI International, visit electri.org

For questions on this webinar please contact education@necanet.org

Speaker Bios:

Thomas Korman holds a masters and doctorate in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University, where his doctoral research focused on Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) coordination for buildings, and an engineering degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California and is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Educators. His previous experience has included working as an engineer for the Ralph M. Parsons Company and he is a recipient of the CAED Verla and Paul Neel scholarship and is the co-author of several peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.

Lonny Simonian has over 25 years of experience in electrical design and construction engineering.  He is an Associate Professor at Cal Poly while concurrently pursuing his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  His teaching responsibilities have included instructing classes in construction contracts, building electrical systems, building mechanical systems, construction project administration, principles of construction management, project controls, and professional practice for construction project managers, and co-instructing an interdisciplinary Design-Build studio.  He is currently working with the Construction Management department to develop a graduate degree program in Construction Management for the university.