Testing the Smart Grid

Utilities across the US continue to roll out smart meters as well as a wide range of smart grid infrastructure projects. The Department of Energy is funding numerous regional demonstration projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Smart grid technologies enhance power delivery and use through intelligent two‐way communication. The technology includes everything from interactive appliances in homes to substation automation and sensors on transmission lines. Electricity generators, suppliers and consumers are all part of the equation.

QualityLogic, a 25‐year‐old testing products and services company headquartered in Ventura County with facilities in Idaho and Oregon, is part of the largest smart grid demonstration project in the US – the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

The five‐year project will cover a diverse five‐state region and involve more than 60,000 metered customers. QualityLogic’s role is to create interoperability tests and certification for the Project’s transactive control system and advise Project participants on interoperability issues. Transactive control technology will allow transaction‐based collaboration to occur over complex networks, where intelligent devices negotiate with each other, their users and the energy supplier to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

QualityLogic Inc. -- Putting Technology to the TestDave Jollota, QualityLogic President and CEO, will provide an overview of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, as well as other key smart grid technologies in which QualityLogic is involved.

About the Presenter

Dave Jollota has been with QualityLogic for 20 years and has served as its president and CEO since 2008. He has led QualityLogic into many new ventures during his tenure, most recently into the smart energy arena. Prior to joining QualityLogic, he held several operations positions at Dataproducts Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.

When: 6:30-8:30pm Wednesday, 8 September
Where: Overton Hall, California Lutheran University

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