Smart Energy




The mission of TAG Smart Energy is to drive the Smart Energy Economy and job growth in Georgia. We will realize this mission through the following six points of vision:

  • We will expand our circle of influence through Membership additions to TAG and TAG Smart Energy
  • We will remain focused on enabling Technologies by embracing innovation companies and organizations focused on Smart Energy
  • We will support relevant Sponsors to enhance and lead in our journey
  • We will maintain consistent Communications to create awareness and inspiration around our mission
  • We will form strategic Collaborations to add value through adding clusters, publications and technical briefings on Smart Energy technologies
  • We will Educate our audience and community on ways Smart Energy will significantly impact Jobs and Economic Growth in and through GA

The TAG Smart Energy society will hold meetings every other month discussing their mission, with key speakers, presentations, and panelists. Please continue to check this page for updates.

The term “Smart Energy” refers to a modernization of the nation's electricity, water, and natural gas energy systems to monitor, protect, and automatically optimize the operation of interconnected elements. Smart Energy encompasses the optimization of central and distributed energy generation, renewable energy sources, energy storage, the energy transmission network, distribution systems, industrial users, building automation systems, energy storage installations, end-use consumers and their personal and household devices. Smart Energy is characterized by a two-way flow of information to create an automated, widely distributed energy delivery network. It incorporates the benefits of distributed computing and communications to deliver real-time information and enable the near instantaneous balance of energy supply and demand at the device level.

Smart Energy programs will modernize utility technology and evolve the electricity, water, and natural gas delivery business models, which served the USA well through the 20th Century, to meet new 21st Century challenges. Like an energy internet, Smart Energy will support economic growth and market-driven improvements in the utility market just as technology and new business models revolutionized the telecommunications marketplace in the 1980s and 1990s. The US Federal Government and many State governments support Smart Energy programs (e.g., the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Title XIII – Smart Grid, Sec. 1301-1308). Smart Energy technology enables consumers to manage their energy use better and helps utilities better manage the assets that produce and deliver electricity, water, and natural gas. Smart Energy will result in cleaner, more ecient and more reliabile electricity, natural gas, and water for consumers.


  • Increased power reliability and enhanced power quality.
  • Improved physical and cyber-security of electric supply.
  • Increased energy efficiency.
  • Reduced green house gas emissions.
  • Expanded consumer options.
  • Reduced utility operational costs over time.


  • Become a member of TAG and join TAG Smart Energy.
  • If you are already a member of TAG, opt in to join TAG Smart Energy in your on-line profile.
  • Become a sponsor of the TAG Smart Energy society and enjoy the benefits of positive branding exposure through our program efforts and meetings.

For any questions please contact Joseph Santoro at

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Upcoming Events

Smart Energy


TAG Smart Energy & SEES Present Connected ATL: Smart Campuses

TAG Smart Energy & SEES Present Connected ATL: Smart Campuses

Location & Date:

Monday, May 7, 2018 

Georgia Tech, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory
Collaborative Design Environment (CoDE), Room 2, Weber Space Science and Technology (SST) Building III
281 Ferst Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0001

Parking Instructions: Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for parking and walking to the venue. 


Members - $15.00
Non-Members - $25.00


Joseph Santoro at or 404-526-6049.


TAG's Smart Energy Society and South Eastern Energy Society (SEES) are pleased to bring you the first in a series of events regarding Connected Atlanta (ATL), we will introduce you to how IoT and Energy applications couple to make for a smarter community and place to do business.

• “Big picture” campus-level exploration, providing rapid visualization of thousands of metering variables
• Prediction of campus thermal demand and central plant response scenarios
• Deeper-dive building-level trending and anomaly detection, in desktop and tablet form factors.


GA Tech ASDL SmartCampus Utility Data Visualization Screenshot


Dr. Dimitri Mavris
Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis, School of Aerospace Engineering 
Director, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory 

Dimitri Mavris is the S.P. Langley Distinguished Regents’ Professor, Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis, and director of the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL). Dr. Mavris received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His primary areas of research interest include: advanced design methods, aircraft conceptual and preliminary design, air-breathing propulsion design, multi-disciplinary analysis, design and optimization, system of systems, and non-deterministic design theory. Dr. Mavris has actively pursued closer ties between the academic and industrial communities in order to foster research opportunities and tailor the aerospace engineering curriculum towards meeting the future needs of the US aerospace industry. He has also co-authored with his students in excess of 500 publications. During his tenure at Georgia Tech, Dr. Mavris has chaired and served in several Technical and Program Committees for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and is the US representative to the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) Board. He is the director of the Center of Excellence in Robust Systems Design and Optimization under the General Electric University Strategic Alliance (GE USA), and the lead investigator under the Federal Aviation Administration's Center of Excellence at Georgia Tech, Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER).

Dr. Scott Duncan
Research Engineer II, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory
Georgia Tech

• Project Lead: GE "Smart Grid Challenge" graduate student research competition: development of systems solutions to industry-defined Smart Grid problems, in the areas of peak load reduction, loss reduction, outage management, and grid analytics for asset management.
• Project Lead: Development of a Modeling and Simulation (M&S) for a Smart Electricity Grid System-of-Systems 
• Project Co-Lead: GE University Strategic Alliance (USA) in Robust Systems Design and Optimization: Advanced modeling and methods for design of turbomachinery in combined-cycle power plants. 
• Previous Project advisory or participation:

  • • System requirements analysis for ground vehicles, supported by modeling and simulation
  • • Multi-disciplinary optimization for wind turbines
  • • Analysis of product portfolios for “smart” electricity grids, & later all of GE Energy Services,
  • • Evaluation of sustainable energy options within geographically specific electricity grids


Monday, May 07, 2018 11:30 AM to
Monday, May 07, 2018 1:00 PM


Georgia Tech, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory
281 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0001 US
Georgia Tech, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory
281 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0001
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