IEEE launched a new video series featuring interviews with subject-matter experts discussing the smart-grid trends and issues.

The series includes in-depth conversations with a vast range of international experts including project leaders from the European Commission, active ICT (information and communications technology) and power engineers, top industry executives, government leaders, and globally recognized university professors who specialize in smart grid.

The IEEE Smart Grid Expert Spotlight kicks-off with a conversation with Chuck Adams, 2009–2010 president of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). Interviewed during the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum in Brussels, Belgium, Adams provides insight on standards and their relevance to smart grid. Also featured are excerpts from presentations given by Jim Prendergast, IEEE Executive Director, exploring global and regional smart grid developments, and Ralf Christian, CEO of Siemens Energy Sector's Power Distribution, discussing consumer consumption renewables and the reality of smart grid.
A new video interview will be posted each week for visitors to the IEEE Smart Grid Web Portal to access anytime from any location.

For information about IEEE Smart Grid and to view each of the videos in the series, visit: http://smartgrid.ieee.org.