OptiSense Network CEO Stephen Prince to Address the Challenges and Opportunities in the Electric Power Distribution System

CEO of leading optical-based sensor solutions for the Smart Grid is the featured speaker for the Distinguished Speakers on Energy series at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, January 23, 2014

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University of Texas at Dallas Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

I am excited to be speaking to tomorrow’s engineering leaders about the challenges and opportunities in the electric distribution system – as the Smart Grid is an emerging $132B industry in immediate need of innovative engineering talent.

Plano, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2014

OptiSense Network LLC,™, a smart grid company that designs, produces and delivers technologies for medium voltage distribution systems worldwide, announced today that Stephen Prince, CEO of OptiSense Network will be the featured speaker at the Distinguished Speakers on Energy seminar at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in Richardson, Texas Thursday, January 23, 2014.

“The Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is a premier provider of computer, electrical, biomedical, software, data analytics, and telecommunications engineering programs,” says Stephen Prince, CEO of OptiSense Network. “I am very excited to be speaking to tomorrow’s engineering leaders about the challenges and opportunities in the electric distribution system – as the Smart Grid is an emerging $132B industry in immediate need of innovative engineering talent.”

The Distinguished Speakers on Energy series showcases industry, research and university experts like Texas Instruments, Fujitzu Network Communications, and The National Science Foundation who share insights into emerging areas such as optical networks, renewable energy, nanotechnology, and robotics.

Stephen Prince will explore how the rising use of unpredictable renewable and distributed energy sources, the increasing adoption of the electric and hybrid vehicles, and the push for carbon emission standards is impacting the reliability of electric distribution grids worldwide.

“The electric system of the 21st Century demands new approaches to ensure the efficiency, reliability, and stability of electric grids,” notes Prince. “There are growing opportunities for IT, optical engineering, network, and applications professionals globally – yet many university students are unaware of the need in an industry where the average employee is over 50 years old.”

Stephen Prince is President and Chief Executive Officer of OptiSense Network, LLC, a leader in Distribution Automation technologies. Located in Plano, Texas, OptiSense designs and manufactures medium voltage optical-based sensor solutions that provide intelligence beyond the substation for electric utilities. OptiSense Network received the Tech Titans Emerging Company Innovation award from the Metroplex Technology Business Council in 2013.

Stephen Prince has more than 25 years of electric utility industry experience including assignments as Chief Accounting Officer for Edison Enterprises, Vice President / Global Utility Leader for SAIC, and Vice President, Alliance & Channels and President of the Manila Delivery Center for Oracle. His extensive international experience in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East brings keen insight into the challenges and opportunities available as a 150 year-old electric distribution system becomes automated globally.

About OptiSense Network, LLC™

OptiSense Network, LLC (http://www.optisense.net) is a leading global provider of optical sensor-based solutions for automating electrical distribution networks to enable a Smart Grid. Its proprietary optical technology platform permits high-accuracy measurements of current and voltage-related data (including high frequency components) that enable network operators to improve distribution system reliability, efficiency, and control. Headquartered in Plano, Texas (DFW), OptiSense’s 15KV, 25KV, 35KV, and 46KV sensor solutions are used by distribution utilities and operators in North America, EMEA, Asia, and Latin America seeking intelligence beyond the substation.


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