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.

Call for Candidates 2015

Status: Open
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2015
Nominee Confirmation: February 15, 2015
Annual Call for Candidates: (PDF 87 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 six open seats and seeks candidates to represent interests in a number of areas.

There are six seats to be filled in this cycle. Two 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.

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News & Events


Web GWAC Meeting:
January 21, 2015 - 10am-12pm (PST) Contact us if you would like to participate.

Face-to-Face GWAC Meeting:
May 12-13, 2015 - Redwood City, CA. Contact us if you would like to participate.

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Call for Candidates 2015 is now Open and is currently seeking candidates to fill six open seats to represent interests in a number of areas. more>

Press Release GridWise® Architecture Council elects new associate members - Knapp, Matthews and Rahimi join GWAC Team (PDF 102KB)

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