Calling All Smart Grid Interoperability Leaders: Submit Your Grid-Interop Abstracts by July 18, 2011

Jul 12, 2011, 11:15 ET from Clasma Events, Inc.

PHOENIX, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grid-Interop conference call for papers closes July 18, 2011, and conference leaders are seeking experts who can fill sessions in tracks that correspond with the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) interoperability stack: Business & Policy; Information Interoperability; Architecture; and Cross-Cutting issues. The conference will take place Dec. 5-8, 2011, in Phoenix, Ariz.

The fifth annual Grid-Interop -- held in partnership with the GWAC and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) -- will focus on the implementation of interoperability, serving to advance Smart Grid standards, architecture and community.

Abstract Focus:  In 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held organizational sessions for SGIP and a variety of priority action plans (PAPs) at Grid-Interop to accelerate implementation of an interoperability roadmap. Paper abstracts should address ideas and proposals to advance Smart Grid interoperability and to implement the NIST Interoperability Roadmap.

"Grid-Interop offers the opportunity to discuss innovative ways for improving Smart Grid interactions, and to participate in activities that shape the future of interoperability," said Erich Gunther, Chair, GWAC. "Industry leaders are encouraged to share successes and lessons learned to help the industry sustain forward momentum."

Conference topics will include challenges in implementing interoperable solutions, including:

  • Restructured energy markets
  • Innovative rate design
  • Regulatory changes
  • Multi-sector regulation of electricity and telecommunication
  • Electricity trading
  • Customer choice
  • Interoperability needs of consumers implementing energy management
  • Keeping customer equipment current and relevant
  • Net metering and standby services; regulatory challenges
  • Competitive suppliers
  • State versus federal legislation
  • Implementation of systems across industry domains

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Grid-Interop is the key annual event focused on defining the interoperability framework necessary for Smart Grid to flourish. Grid-Interop attracts a broad audience from both the government and the technical community, including utilities, software, cable, semiconductor, telecommunications and electricity consumer sectors, making Grid-Interop the only technical conference on Smart Grid with this breadth.

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