03 May '11, 6pm

The Networked Grid: Can Solid-State Transformers Shape the Future of the Grid?: One of the panels that I will

The Networked Grid: Can Solid-State Transformers Shape the Future of the Grid?: One of the panels that I will

One of the panels that I will be moderating this afternoon, on day one of Greentech Media's Networked Grid conference, focuses on the emergence of solid-state transformers. Though countless challenges exist, the advent of these new systems has the potential to be the most interesting story in the smart grid over the coming decade. The concept of solid-state transformers is not new (EPRI and traditional transformer vendors such as ABB, GE, Siemens and others have been researching this for years), but as with many other breakthrough technologies, timing may be everything. The industry seems to be witnessing a perfect storm of events that could finally take solid-state transformers from the R&D lab to live distribution grid circuit deployments in the next three to five years. What simultaneous industry events are occurring to help make this a reality? 1. The sheer availabilit...

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