Tim Schoechle, Ph.D.
Featured Presentation: Getting Smarter About the "Smart' Grid" - The Technological Alternative Needed for a Successful Energy Economy
Timothy Schoechle, Ph.D. is author of a recent landmark white paper, “Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid”. The smart electricity meters now being widely deployed, and particularly those that emit electromagnetic radiation, are unwise on many grounds, and are a key reason for a growing rebellion among ratepayers across the country. What should the federal government really be underwriting instead to achieve our clean energy goals? Dr. Schoechle will describe a roadmap for transfomation to a truly smart electricity grid capable of integrating "distributed" power generation from renewable and sustainable energy sources without the privacy, security, cost, reliability, radiation, or potential public health impacts of our obsolete 20th century centralized, and highly wasteful, smart meter investment approach.
Dr. Schoechle is a founder of BI Incorporated, pioneer developer of RFID technology, and former faculty member of the University of Colorado College of Engineering and Applied Science. As an entrepreneur Dr. Schoechle has been engaged in engineering development of electric utility gateways and energy management systems for over 25 years. He presently serves as Secretary of ISO/IEC SC25 Working Group 1, the international standards committee for Home Electronic Systems and he is technical co-editor of several international standards related to the smart grid. He is an expert on the international standards system and serves as secretariat of ISO/IEC SC32 Data Management and Interchange. He holds an M.S. in telecommunications engineering and a Ph.D. in communications policy from the University of Colorado.