Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grid Interop 2009 wrap-up

Grid Interop 2009 has to go into the record books as the most intensive conference in which I have ever participated, hence the silence since Tuesday. Full of presentations of work done so far, directions forward, and just general discussions of the 15 PAPs (Project Action Plans) that have already been underway but which are now under the aegis of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), formed to implement the Smart Grid per the American Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Yours truly will participate in the Architecture and Standards arena.

During the conference we heard from the candidates for the SGIP Governing Board, 3 "at-large" positions plus one each for the 22 stakeholders -- interest categories such as "appliance and consumer electronics providers" (category 1), "commercial and industrial equipment and automation vendors" (category 2), and "standard and specification development organizations (SDOs)" (category 18. As I was in attendance as ASHRAE's representative and voting member, I cast my vote in category 18 -- but Cat 18 had a tie and so there is a runoff vote underway until Monday.

Congratulations to Dr. Tariq Samad for his election to the Cat 2 slot on the Governing Board.

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