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.

TEC 2014 Call for Papers

The GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) in cooperation with Smart Grid Northwest is pleased to announce this Call for Papers and invites you to contribute to the 2nd International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy to be held in Portland, OR on December 10 – 11, 2014. Details are available on the conference web site.

Transactive Energy Conference Set for December 2014 in Portland, OR

The GridWise® Architecture Council and Smart Grid Oregon are pleased to announce the date has been set for the Second International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy. The event will take place December 10-11, 2014, at the World Trade Center in Portland, Ore.

The meeting brings together representatives of government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations and academia who have an interest in advancing transactive energy—an approach that combines economic and control techniques to improve power grid reliability and efficiency.

The 2014 conference will again be a partnership between the GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) and Smart Grid Oregon with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric and others. Organizers of the conference currently are identifying keynote and plenary speakers, developing the schedule, and expect to issue a call for papers in mid-April. Further information will become available on the GridWise Architecture Council website.


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Face-to-Face GWAC Transactive Energy Workshop and Meeting:
September 10-11, 2014 - Folsom, CA. Contact us if you would like to participate.

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