Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is the last of four articles on the testimony provided at FERC’s June 27 Technical Conference.  Panel IV’s topic was “Managing Changes in Communications Technologies on the New Grid”.  Representatives from leading wireless carriers, Qualcomm, CTIA, the Utilities Technology Council, and EEI offered their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities posed by 5G wireless and other communications technology advancements on the electric system.

After assessing the Technical Conference Panel IV discussion, FERC could revise their strategy concerning the use of wireless technologies.  No doubt, they will want to assure spectrum availability without limiting the potential of the emerging services.