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.

2016 Call for Candidates now open!


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.

Abstracts for papers are being sought to address transactive energy methods and systems in the electric grid, buildings and facilities, and grid integration. We plan to organize the presentations into four tracks:

  • Regulatory / Environmental / Governmental
  • Utility Perspectives
  • Technology
  • NIST Transactive Energy Challenge Summit

The panel sessions will be followed by facilitated workshop sessions for in-depth discussion of the panel topic and presentations. Examples of the questions that may be asked during the workshop sessions are provided below to guide in preparing abstracts.

Some abstracts may be selected for plenary panels. Following with the long-term focus of the Council on interoperability, authors should, if possible, include discussion of the role of or requirements for interoperability in their submittals.

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

GWAC February Web Meeting: February 17, 2016. Learn more about the web meeting.

GWAC March Web Meeting: March 16, 2016. Learn more about the web meeting.

GWAC March Web Meeting: April 13, 2016. Learn more about the web meeting.

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

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