Recently, the Office of Electricity’s Gilbert Bindewald and Stephen Walls virtually addressed the Stanford University Smart Grid Seminar. The sessions enabled experts from academia, startups, research institutes, and large corporations to update participants on challenges and advances in grid data analytics, economics, market design, battery storage, electrified transportation, power electronics, and renewable energy. Gil and Stephen presented on electric grid resilience.

You can learn more about the Smart Grid Seminar and watch Gil and Stephen’s session below:

Smart Grid Seminar (5/21/20): Electric Grid Resilience

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5/21/20 Smart Grid Seminar - Resilience Revolution: Grid Resilience
Video courtesy of the Department of Energy

Gil Bindewald is director for Grid Communications and Control within OE and co-chairs the Grid Modernization Initiative. He leads activities that help transform the system that powers our homes and businesses, and increasingly, even fuels our cars. Gil is a registered Professional Engineer (New York). He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Union College (Schenectady, NY), and an M.P.A. in International Development (Economics) from Harvard University.      

Stephen Walls, Esq., has been at DOE since 2011, where he helped create the Energy Transitions Initiative. This portfolio focuses on improving the energy security of island and remote grids of the United States. He was the lead content developer for the Islands Playbook published in early 2015 ( In OE, Stephen supported federal recovery efforts related to hurricanes Maria and Irma as an ESF-12 emergency support responder. He earned a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and undergraduate degrees in Economics and International Relations from the University of Delaware.