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Smart Grid, Green Energy

Release Date:
2/16/2012 1:28 PM

Smart Grid, Green Energy, EventsUniversity of New Haven: George Arnold, events George W. Arnold 


The University of New Haven’s Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program will host a presentation by George W. Arnold, director of Smart Grid and Cyber Physical Systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The presentation will focus on innovations and challenges surrounding energy consumption in the 21st century. Arnold will discuss how the Smart Grid will be able to support the use of green energy sources such and wind and solar power, as well as electric vehicles. The concept behind the Smart Grid could lead to the development of “intelligent buildings” which would be able to automatically adjust power consumption and operate more cost-effectively.


Friday, February 24 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.


The Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Room B120, University of New Haven


Arnold received his doctorate in engineering science degree from the Columbia University. After a 33-year career in the telecommunications and information technology industry, he became deputy director of Technology Services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 2006.

In 2009, Arnold was appointed national coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, responsible for leading the development of standards underpinning the nation’s Smart Grid. In 2011 he added the role of director of Cyber Physical Systems within NIST’s Engineering Laboratory, which promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness in areas of critical national priority.

For more information contact Ismail Orabi at 203-932-7144 or

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