GridWise Architecture Council

GridWise Architecture Council

The GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) is a team of industry leaders who are shaping the guiding principles, or architecture, of a highly intelligent and interactive electric system—one ripe with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities. This architecture will provide guidelines for interaction between participants and interoperability between technologies and systems.

The Council is neither a design team, nor a standards making body. Our role is to help identify areas for standardization that allow significant levels of interoperation between system components. We are helping to outline a philosophy of inter-system operation that preserves the freedom to innovate, design, implement and maintain each organization's portion of the electrical system.

For more information on the Architecture Council's mission, organizational structure, and progress see the Mission & Structure page.

For more information on the Architecture Council's mission, organizational structure, and progress see the Mission & Structure page.


GridWise® Architecture Council

3rd International Transactive Energy Systems
Conference and Workshop

May 17-19, 2016

Portland, Oregon

Hosted by: Smart Grid Northwest

The GridWise® Architecture Council will convene the Third International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy Systems in Portland, Oregon, on May 17 – 19, 2016 in Portland Oregon at the World Trade Center. The theme for this year’s conference will be “Transactive Energy Systems: Harnessing Flexibility in an Evolving Electric Power System.”

We expect the conference to draw over 200 attendees to include regulators, policy makers, utility managers, system implementers, researchers and academics. We are encouraging a broad interchange of ideas to facilitate the further development of transactive energy methods and systems within the electric power, energy management, and related communities. The perspective for discussion is described in various GWAC publications including the Interoperability Context-setting Framework document, the Transactive Energy Framework, the GridWise Transactive Energy Decision Maker’s Checklist, and a Transactive Energy Info-graphic.

Learn more about the conference and the call for papers subject areas and submission process.

For further information contact:

Dr. Ron Melton Sherry Kowalski
Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council Assistant, GridWise Architecture Council
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, MSIN J4-90 P.O. Box 999, MSIN J4-90
Richland, WA 99352 Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-372-6777 Phone: 509-372-4045

News & Events


GWAC April Web Meeting: April 20, 2016. Learn more about the web meeting.

TES 2016: May 17-19, 2016. Learn more about the meeting.

GWAC June Web Meeting: June 22, 2016. Learn more about the web meeting.

GWAC July Web Meeting: July 20, 2016. Learn more about the web meeting.

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Press Release Updated transactive energy framework released (PDF 118KB)

Press Release GridWise® Architecture Council elects new chairman (PDF 147KB)

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