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Northeast Ohio’s Energy for Advanced Energy

If Northeast Ohio does not succeed in building a sustainable, thriving advanced energy cluster, it won’t be for lack of trying.

If the region does succeed, plenty of people, projects and partners (yes, another Three Ps) will deserve credit. An exhaustive list could go on for pages, but here are four Northeast Ohio groups to watch:

- Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, whose mission is to enable the transition to advanced sustainable energy generation, storage, distribution and utilization, through coordinated research, development and education

- Great Lakes Wind Network, which is an international supply chain advisory group and network of manufacturers whose mission is to increase the domestic content of North America’s wind…

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Smart Grid’s Biggest Challenge: Customer Communications

For implementation of a smarter electrical grid to be successful, four critical areas must be addressed, and, according to at least one major U.S. utility, the biggest challenge will involve communications (in the non-technical sense of the word).

The four areas are: updating and enhancing the transportation and distribution infrastructure, installing intelligent sensors for automation, implementing communications systems so data can be transferred and interpreted, and educating and communicating with customers.

Of the four areas listed above, all significant, long-term challenges in their own right, customer communications to secure customer approval, support and participation will be the most significant hurdle, says Dana Parshall, director of advanced grid…

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