First Tuesday Lecture Series

Our First Tuesday Lecture Spring 2017 series  will be announced in December. Please check back. 
 

All RVC First Tuesday Lectures are free and open to the general public. Refreshments are served 30 minutes prior to each lecture start time. For more information call Kathy McCarty at (815) 921-4009.

First Tuesday Lecture

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First Tuesday Replay
 

Coping with the Smart Grid By Using a Smart Phone

 

Presented by Dr. Tom Lombardo and Stephen Fleeman - Professors, Engineering & Technology Division

Commonwealth Edison plans on launching Smart Grid Technology to our region in 2016. Consumers need to understand how this will affect their billing and why it will become very important to manage their own electrical energy usage. Appliances will form part of a wireless Home Area Network (HAN) using ZigBee. The improvements to the grid reliability need to be understood as well as the available scrutiny of our individual electrical energy usage by the power utility.