A news release from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) “Future Homes will be Energy Self-Sufficient, IEEE Green Technologies Conference Speaker Says” featured Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) Research Fellow Janet Marsden and her upcoming presentation at the IEEE Green Technologies Conference.

Marsden, who was recently featured on the radio program “The Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason,” will be presenting on developing electricity generation technology aimed at making homes and buildings energy self-sufficient and replacing traditional electricity grids with wireless grids.

“We have created a grid which is so complex that it is unmanageable,” said Marsden. “So because we have wireless architecture at this point, what we want to look at is a different way to approach the energy delivery problem.”

Marsden’s vision of the future is one where homes and businesses have their own solar, wind, and geothermal power-producing technology with batteries that store excess energy. She sees the electric vehicle batteries developed by automobile manufacturers as predecessors to energy self-sufficient homes and businesses.

Marsden will present at the third annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference held on April 14, 2011, until April 15, 2011, at the Hilton Hotel in Baton Rouge, La.

The conference is organized by IEEE Region 5 and the IEEE Baton Rouge Section. Sponsors include the Boeing Co., IEEE-USA, Louisiana State University, the city of Baton Rouge, Entergy, Kawasaki Rail Car and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Marsden is a PhD Student at the iSchool and holds three master’s degrees in business, telecommunications and environmental planning. She is a full-time instructor in Information Technology at SUNY Canton and is currently studying alternative energy systems utilizing wireless grids and distributed generation for her dissertation.