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Future Energy and Smart Grid

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Energy Education Courses, Labs, and Projects II

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Energy Conversion and Conservation

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25.659.1 - 25.659.15



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Ibraheem A. Kateeb North Carolina A&T State University

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Ibraheem Kateeb received his B.S. in physics and mathematics from Yarmouk University in Jordan, M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. from NCA&TSU in North Carolina in electrical and computer engineering. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Chairman of CNC-IEEE with more than 20 years of experience in academia and industry. He was professor and Department Head of electronics engineering at Guilford Technology College. He is currently at NCA&TSU as Assistant Professor of Electronics, Computer, and Information Technology. His current research is on electronic components, green energy and power, and control-robotics. He has more than 20 journal, book chapter, and peer-review publications in these areas.

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Larry Burton North Carolina A&T State University

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Larry Burton received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Duke University. He has 25 years executive international management experience in technology-based businesses and holds 10 patents in microwave and optical communications, video switching, and broadband infrastructure. His current research is focused on high availability/high reliability enterprise computing.

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Naser El-Bathy P.E. North Carolina A&T State University

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Naser El-Bathy is an Assistant Professor of electronics, computer, and information Technology at North Carolina A&T State University. He earned his B.S. degree from Wayne State University, Mich., M.S. (computer science, 2006) from Wayne State University, and Ph.D. (information technology, 2010) from Lawrence Technological University. El-Bathy is currently teaching at the North Carolina A&T State University. His interests are in health informatics, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, intelligent information retrieval, and intelligent web development. El-Bathy may be reached at

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Faris Abdullah Almansour North Carolina A&T State University

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Faris Abdullah Al Mansour is a gradate student, M.S. in information technology management, North Carolina State Agricultural and Technology University.

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GREENER ENERGY FUTURE and SMART GRIDIn 2008, emissions of carbon dioxide from fuel burning in the United States were down 2.8%,the biggest annual drop since the 1980s. This is widely attributable to the length and depth of theworldwide recession and just as widely expected to be an anomaly. Most agree that as thenational and global economies improve, carbon emissions will resume their upward trend.Thanks to its ability to establish more focused and persistent consumer participation, a smartergrid delivers end-use conservation and efficiency. In so doing, it also positively addresses ournation’s growing carbon footprint.Proving that timing is everything, a smarter grid can capture carbon savings from peak loadshifting – even if energy is not being saved. When peak load is reduced by means of demandresponse, many peaking plants – and the carbon they emit – are kept on the sidelines.From a behavioral perspective, there is a measurable conservation effect when using demandresponse, approximately 6% in the residential sector. Awareness on the part of consumers tomanage peak load by virtue of a feedback mechanism incites greater attention to consumptionpatterns and results in savings.In this paper a full exploitation of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar which iscritical to managing our collective carbon footprint as a conclusion. However, when viewedagainst the limitations of the current grid, both technologies face barriers to full-scaledeployment.The Smart Grid enables grid operators to see further into the system and allows them theflexibility to better manage the intermittency of renewable. This in turn surmounts a significantbarrier, enabling wind and solar to be deployed rapidly – and in larger percentages.

Kateeb, I. A., & Burton, L., & El-Bathy, N., & Almansour, F. A. (2012, June), Future Energy and Smart Grid Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21416

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