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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Call for Abstracts

The GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) in partnership with the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) will convene the Fifth International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy Systems in Cambridge, MA at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 12-14 June 2018. The theme for this year’s conference will be “Evolving approaches for implementing Transactive Energy.” The Call For Papers is now available for download.

Abstracts for papers should be submitted to the following email address no later than April 30, 2018:

Submittals should clearly indicate the Transactive Energy category of the paper (see below), with which the submittal is aligned:

  • The convergence of policy, technology, and society: a world where the customer is the ultimate regulator
  • Looking ahead: Generating revenue and value for platforms and participants
  • Life cycle of value: lessons learned and next generation approaches
  • Collaborative Autonomy: coordinating between physical and computational elements

The panel sessions will be followed by facilitated workshop sessions fostering in-depth discussions of the panel topics and presentations. Some abstracts may be selected for plenary panels. GWAC focuses on interoperability, transactive energy and the resilience of electric grids. Therefore, authors should, if possible, include discussions in their submissions of requirements for interoperability and resilience as they relate to Transactive Energy Systems.

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.

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Upcoming Events


  • April 18, 2018 - online
  • May 16, 2018 - online
  • June 12 - 14, 2018; TESC 18 Transactive Energy Systems Conference, MIT, Cambridge, MA. Register here.
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