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Paul Molitor

Paul Molitor is the senior industry director for Smart Grid at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in Rosslyn, Virginia. He is the plenary secretary of the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, IEEE Standards Association, and is a standards development representative to the Canadian Task Force on Smart Grid Technologies and Standards (TF-SGTS).


Smart Grid 101: Understanding the Primary Enabling Features of Smart Grid

There are many terms used in the context of Smart Grid: demand response, distributed generation, advanced metering infrastructure, home-to-grid, and electric transportation to name a few. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has committed $3.4 billion in stimulus grant funding and upwards of $11 billion (depending on how you read the federal budget numbers) to the development of Smart Grid.