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.



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December 7-10, 2020
Virtual Event

The IEEE PES in partnership with the GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) will convene the IEEE PES International Transactive Energy Systems Conference and Workshop (#TESC2020) on December 7-10, 2020. TESC2020 will be a virtual event, structured to maximize participant interaction and engagement despite the absence of in person contact. The theme for this year’s event is “Architecting a Resilient Transactive Grid.”

Exchange ideas with other key stakeholders about how to transform the electrical grid to achieve deep decarbonization through transactive energy, grid architecture, interoperability, building to grid interactions, and distributed energy resources. This year’s seven topics are: System Design and Architecture; Drivers of Change; Business Models and Value Realization; Visions for Participation; Regulation and Policy; Resilience; System Implementation Strategies and Examples.

More details on the #TESC2020 and don't forget to register for the conference.

Full Call for Participation PDF File (PDF 206KB).

Any question please contact the gridwiseac.coordinator@pnnl.gov.


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