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.
The GridWise Architecture Council Announces its
Annual Call for Candidates 2014!
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013
Nominee Confirmation: January 22, 2014
Annual Call for Candidates: (PDF 150 KB)
Submission Guidelines: (PDF 262 KB)
Candidacy Form: (MS Word 232 KB):
Bylaws: (PDF 33 KB)
The GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) conducts membership renewal each year. As a guideline, roughly one-quarter of the membership is refreshed each year with new members. Member terms last two years. This year the Architecture Council announces seven open seats and seeks candidates to represent interests in a number of areas.
There are seven seats to be filled in this cycle. Four council members whose term is up for the renewal have indicated their interest to serve another 2-year term. While existing members willing to renew their membership have the advantage of being familiar with the Council, the Nominations Committee's job is to develop a slate of candidates that best meets the desired attributes specified for a Council with balanced representation.
GridWise® Architecture Council 4th Transactive Energy Workshop
December 10–11, 2013 - Rose Center - Westminster, CA
Southern California Edison and the California Institute of Technology's Resnick Institute
The GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) will host its fourth workshop on Transactive Energy at the Rose Center in Westminster, CA, on December 10–11, 2013. This workshop will apply the "Transactive Energy Framework" document through the presentation and discussion of transactive energy case studies. The Transactive Energy Framework includes definition of attributes of transactive energy systems. Researchers and practitioners who have implemented transactive energy systems or capabilities that may be used in implementing such systems have been asked to describe their results using a case study template based on the attributes defined in the framework document.
The format of the meeting will be 45-minute presentations of twelve case studies during the first day and a half. The afternoon of the second day will be devoted to discussion of the collective set of case studies. Through this discussion the Council expects to gather information that can be used to further refine the framework document, to promote collaboration, and to identify gaps in the technologies and capabilities associated with transactive energy.
The Council is inviting speakers who are known to be working on transactive energy or related technologies. There are a small number of presentation opportunities for others who may be engaged in related work and are willing to present it in the Transactive Energy Framework case study format.
Special speakers will be announced as the workshop date approaches.
Space is limited; the number of participants in the workshop will be limited to fifty people, including Council members and speakers. If you are interested in attending please contact the GWAC administrator as soon as possible to register.