Daylong workshop following Grid-Interop conference reports on U.S.-Korean interoperability efforts

One-day workshop on Dec. 7 in Irving, TX, to focus on advancement of international Smart Grid interoperability

Nov 19, 2012, 14:00 ET from Clasma Events

DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clasma Events, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and the Smart Grid Standardization Forum (SGSF) announced today a one-day workshop on Dec. 7 that will focus on the advancement of international Smart Grid interoperability, business opportunities and collaboration, immediately following the Grid-Interop conference in Irving, Texas.

The workshop -- "Smart Grid International Cooperation: Korea and the United States" -- will feature reports on cooperative SGIP and SGSF efforts to work through Smart Grid interoperability issues outlined in the letter of intent agreement from July 2011 to ensure Smart Grid interoperability standards are useful across worldwide applications.

The daylong workshop will kick off with keynotes from John McDonald, chair of SGIP's Governing Board, and Park Sang-Hui, chair of SGSF.

Experts will then report on recent projects and future plans in the following areas:

  • Smart Grid Framework and Architecture
  • Cyber Security
  • Testing and Certification
  • Smart Grid User Applications
  • Smart Grid Technologies and Tools
  • Outcomes and Next Steps

Park Sang-Hui said, "Korea's Smart Grid roadmap outlines our plan to build the first nationwide Smart Grid by 2030.  Our Jeju Island project is expected to be the world's largest comprehensive test bed for demonstration of new Smart Grid technologies.  We want to work closely with countries possessing advanced skills and experience with Smart Grid, while sharing our own technology.  Working together on interoperability is a very important first step."

McDonald added, "International collaboration to develop harmonized technical standards is the essential first step in ensuring Smart Grid interoperability around the world.  We welcome this special opportunity to work together with our technical colleagues from the Republic of South Korea."

This workshop is a special session of the SGIP Winter Face-to-Face meeting and Grid-Interop conference, requiring a separate registration:

Registration for the Grid-Interop conference, taking place immediately before the workshop from Dec. 3-6, is available at:

About Grid-Interop 2012
With the guiding principle of implementing interoperability through collaboration, Grid-Interop brings together a cross-section of industry stakeholders to ensure rapid development and implementation of Smart Grid interoperability standards. The focus in 2012 is to drive to Grid 2020 -- and chart the path to interoperability for the next decade. Grid-Interop is organized by Clasma Events, Inc.

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