The GridWise™ Architecture Council (GWAC), a team of cross-industry experts representing the power industry, information technologies, and telecommunications, industrial controls, buildings, economics, and regulatory policy, sponsored a GridWise Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, on December 6-7, 2005. More than 100 delegates attended the convention, designed to establish consensus surrounding fundamental principles of interoperability and to develop buy-in from a broad base of industry stakeholders in the application of information exchange for effective operation of the future electric power system.

Highlights of the proceedings

  • There is an enthusiastic, broad support for the principles set forth in the GridWise Constitution for Interoperability
  • Patchwork quilt of regulatory and business landscape
  • Significant business opportunities for all stakeholders
  • Need to educate & broaden the understanding of GridWise principles
  • Need to continue the momentum for Smart Grid initiatives

    The proceedings are available at GridWise Website.

    Attend the inaugural expo on smart grid technology

    The GridWise™ Expo is a first of its kind event focused on evolving the technology and issues related to the implementation of the Smart Electric Grid in North America.

    The event, which will be held May 16-18 2006 in Palm Springs, CA, will include an exposition, a conference and multiple networking opportunities.

    The GridWise Expo is organized in the continued spirit of the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in December 2005: to further the development, education, and commercialization of the GridWise Vision.

    Reasons to Attend...

  • Understand the GridWise Initiative and vision
  • Understand regulatory climate for change
  • Network with key industry leaders
  • Uncover opportunities to leverage IT for the grid
  • See demonstrations of smart grid technologies

    Who Should Attend...

  • Utility company executives and technologists
  • System integrators
  • Technology and system vendors
  • State and federal regulators
  • Energy management and ESCO professionals
  • Home and building automation stakeholders