January 19, 2012
CURT GOLDMAN OF FREEWAVE TECHNOLOGIES TO PRESENT AT THE IEEE PES INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES 2012
Utility market manager to present on secure wireless data communications for distribution automation in the Smart Grid and the need for security and reliability
WHO: Curt Goldman
Market Manager – Utilities
FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
Curt Goldman is the market manager of utilities at FreeWave Technologies and leads FreeWave’s partnership with Rockwell Automation. He is responsible for directing activities in the energy markets for the company including water and electric power. Before FreeWave, Goldman was the regional accounts manager for Two Technologies, Inc. He has more than 25 years experience building and managing direct and indirect sales channels in the technology sector. Goldman has a Bachelor of Science degree from Shippensburg University and also has a Master of Business Administration degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA.
Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies is a world leader in the innovative design/manufacture of license-free spread spectrum, licensed band radios and wireless data solutions that are trusted for mission critical applications around the world (www.freewave.com).
WHAT: “Secure Wireless Data Communications for Distribution Automation in the Smart Grid”
For many utilities operators, making their electric grid smarter is an increasingly important task with the goal of creating a system that is optimized for efficient delivery of electricity. Automation has been the primary driver and many electric utilities have already implemented SCADA systems for control over transmission-level equipment. At the distribution automation layer, many critical functions and actions are automated, such as the monitoring of critical feeders, fault detection, isolation and restoration to reduce the duration and impact of outages, supporting the shifting of loads between sources to help avoid or alleviate overload conditions or controlling capacitor banks. There is no single technology that satisfies all of the requirements of system managers, especially for SCADA systems as complex as those for the Smart Grid. The recent increase in copper theft, often impacting data communication lines, makes wireless data communication solutions an attractive alternative to copper and fiber.
WHERE: IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) 2012
Washington Marriott Wadman Park (DC)
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20008 USA
WHEN: Communication for Smart Grid Paper Session
Tuesday, Jan. 17
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST
CONTACT: For more information on FreeWave, or to set up an interview with Mr. Goldman, please contact Christin Jeffers at Catapult PR-IR (303) 581-7760, ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org