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.


GridWise™ Architecture Council Selects New Members and Re-Elects Chairman

RICHLAND, Wash. – The GridWise Architecture Council has selected four new members: Andrew Bordine, Ron Cunningham, Stuart McCafferty and Aaron Snyder. Several GWAC members were also re-confirmed, including David Forfia, Utilicast, as the chairman and the following as general members: Ron Ambrosio, Utopus Insights; Tanya Barham, Community Energy Labs; Ron Bernstein, RBCG LLC; Gerald Gray, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Stephen Knapp, Power Analytics; Lorenzo Kristov, Electric System Policy, Structure, Market Design; Farrokh Rahimi, Open Access Technology International; Leonard Tillman, Balch & Bingham LLP.

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