Unplugging the Grid: Energy Surety via Wireless Power

  • Major General Richard T. Devereaux
Keywords: Grid, Energy Surety, Wireless Power

Abstract

Since the advent of the industrial age, technological breakthroughs have defined civilization’s advancement. Whether describing the evolution of transportation, mass production, communications, medicine, information technology, or weaponry, it is impossible to overstate the incredible impacts of new technologies. One technology, hearkening from the industrial era—electrical power and its generation, transmission, and distribution systems—is an enabler for virtually every other area of scientific and technological achievement. Access to electrical energy is the lifeblood of technology, powering scientific and engineering progress across many disciplines and enabling gains in living standards. Without continued access to secure, reliable, and affordable electrical power, the world would become dark, in every sense of the word.

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Author Biography

Major General Richard T. Devereaux

Rick Devereaux is the senior vice president of government affairs, for Texzon Technologies, and serves as a consultant to organizations across the defense sector. In 2012, he retired from a 34-year career in the U.S. Air Force as Major General that included positions in air mobility operations, joint logistics, technical training, weapons system acquisition, international affairs, and piloting for the C-5 Galaxy and KC-135 Stratotanker. During his career, General Devereaux commanded a flying squadron, an operations group, two wings, and the Air Force Expeditionary Center. His last active duty assignment was the director of operational planning, policy, and strategy for Headquarters Air Force. General Devereaux serves on the boards of numerous civic and veterans organizations and is the board chairman for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Email: rdevereaux@texzont.com.

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Published
2018-09-01
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