This breakout will introduce the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. The SGIP is an organization that fills the gap between well-focused standards development, and, broad scope applications of the Smart Grid requiring interoperation between many such standards. The structure of the SGIP is presented along with rationale for its composition, its tools, and its process and procedures. We will present the chartered deliverables of the organization and how it functions.
Paul Molitor - Moderator
AVP Strategic Initiatives
The GWAC has developed several tools that regulators can use in assessing Smart Grid projects. This toolkit is not a conceptual construct, but rather it is a set of real tools that can be used to ensure that Smart Grid projects deliver the intended benefits without significant customization and additional time and cost to deploy. In this session, participants will work in cross-cutting functional teams to explore applications of the toolkit and processes to evaluate proposed Smart Grid implementations. Using case studies, the workshop participants will compare business-as-usual scenarios versus scenarios using the toolkit and discuss the perspectives of regulators, utilities, vendors, markets and consumers.
Robert Burke - Moderator
ISO New England
Kenneth Wacks - Speaker
Home & Utility Systems
Ward Camp - Panelist
VP, Regulatory & Environmental Policy
This session will provide an overview on what Architecture for a Smart Grid is. What are the key concepts of architecture, what the primary artifacts are and how it is used in an organization to guide implementation. This session is an entry level session for non-architects. It is presented in two parts - an overview of the discipline of enterprise architecture itself followed by specific examples of the application of that discipline in the real world.
Stephan Amsbary - Moderator
Director of Utility Enterprise Architecture
Doug Houseman - Speaker
VP Technology and Innovation
Everyone agrees that interoperability is a central issue in the development of smart grids, but what exactly is it? This session will define interoperability and explain its many dimensions, from basic communication interoperability through policy/regulatory interoperability. The GridWise Architecture Council's Interoperability Framework (the GWAC Stack), along with the SGIP's Smart Grid Conceptual Model, will be used to explain how to analyse key interoperability interface points in a complex smart grid system environment, and to frame examples for discussion.
Ron Ambrosio - Moderator
Chief Technology Officer, Smarter Energy Research
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Ron Melton - Speaker
Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council / Director, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration
Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
This session will provide an update and overview on the Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC); what the GWAC is, what is does, how it is relevant and how it supports and provides tremendous value to the smart grid industry. The session will also have utility representatives providing updates on SGiP and on the UCAIug (CIM, OpenSG and IEC 61850). For utilities looking for actionable information and support to their Smart Grid programs, this is a perfect session to attend. Session presenters are truly experts in their fields and will actively field questions from the audience. Network with your industry colleagues.
David Elve - Moderator
Executive Vice President & CMO
Ward Pyles - Panelist
Sr. Security Analyst
Wayne Longcore - Panelist
Chief Energy Solutions Expert
Darren Highfill - Panelist
Founder & Managing Partner
SCE - UtiliSec