Grid-Interop Overview

The Grid-Interop Forum enlists industry involvement in defining actionable steps needed to facilitate the interoperation of the growing number of automation systems that manage the nation’s electric system. This meeting will inform and engage public and private electric systems stakeholders in the integration issues associated with the increasingly complex, distributed automation systems that will be involved in system operations, as well as the interface standards and codes needed to enable a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system.

Grid-Interop is being organized by the GridWise Architecture Council, whose mission is to enable all elements of the electric system to interact.


A forum designed for…

Decision makers in the future of an integrated electric system

  • Device & system architects
  • Business system integrators, managers & designers
  • Electricity consumer groups
  • Utility and T&D planners
  • Integrators, application & service providers
  • Smart Grid business and policy advocates

Cross section of electricity user industries

  • Commercial building systems
  • Home, residential & consumer goods
  • Industrial, process & manufacturing
  • IT, data centers & business systems
  • Transportation sectors
  • Trade, technology & standards groups



Objectives of Grid-Interop…

  • Assemble ideas & resources to ensure interoperability
  • Align stakeholders toward a vision for electric system interoperation
  • Leverage the GridWise interoperability framework as an organizing platform
  • Engage & grow the electric interoperability community
  • Identify valuable & immediate implementation areas
  • Educate consumer groups of the need for an integrated electric system
  • Establish policy frameworks to enable interoperability

Benefits of attending Grid-Interop…

  • Understand the need for an electric interoperability framework
  • Learn actionable information to incorporate into solutions
  • Be part of a new community driving the future of sustainable energy
  • Influence the direction of interoperability framework and related policies
  • Appreciate the need & value of a new “systems of systems” perspective
  • Discover opportunities from environmental & climate change