Widergren is a principal engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Administrator for the GridWise Architecture Council – a group formed to enable interoperability of automated systems related to the electric system. Previously, he engineered and managed EMS products for electric power operations and supported power system computer applications in both the supplier and utilities sectors.
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