class of 2017

Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 features an MIT ‘spin-off,’ a fly-ing laboratory, storage and grid solutions and much more. Please enjoy reading the 18th Class of the Millennium and let us know your thoughts.

Joe Mastrangelo of GE Power says on page 4 that GE is continuing to invest significantly to enable future record-setting efficiencies.

Aymeric Sarrazin shares on page 6 that digital services for energy leverage big data to help Siemens customers’ performance.

Gary Racklif fe of ABB sees a big shift to the digital grid with the growing deployment of software on page 8.

Sharelynn Moore from Itron outlines the future of the IoT age with an active grid on page 10.

Anil Srivastava of Leclanché explains how the global electricity market is undergoing a major transformation on page 12.

Michael Kotelec of Verizon provides insights on more than 100,000 incidents from across 82 countries on the cyber battlefields on page 14.

Marlene Motyka of Deloitte highlights the increasing influence of the 80 million millennials behind the shift to cleaner energy on page 15.

Fai Lam of Nokia says the smart grid needs LTE or 4G wireless technology to meet new demands on page 16.

Jamie Resor of groSolar sees solar projects on brownfields as a growth area on page 17.

Abigail Ross Hopper of Solar Energy Industries Assn., shares her vision for the solar industry on page 18.

Maria Korsnick of the Nuclear Energy Institute says nuclear power is critical infrastructure on page 19.

Craig Evans asserts ESS has an all-iron flow battery used primarily for PV smoothing on page 20.

Ambri was founded in 2010 with the goal of commercializing a liquid, metal battery, and Phil Giudice was named CEO on page 21.

Under Gordon Murray’s leadership, Canada’s wood pellets are now a renewable source of generation internationally on page 22.

André Borschberg, an engineer, designed the Solar Impulse airplane on page 24 and piloted the longest leg.

Bertrand Piccard, a medical doctor, found funding to launch Solar Impulse and piloted the final lemon page 25.

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