January 2006
GridWise
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  Editor, Ken Sinclair

GridWise is an entirely new way to think about how we generate, distribute and use energy. Using advanced communications and up-to-date information technology, GridWise will improve coordination between supply and demand, and enable a smarter, more efficient, secure and reliable electric power system.

The GridWise Architecture Council  established a constitution that will guide critical future technology advancement over the next 10-30 years to realize a healthy, self-sustaining, highly interoperable electric supply system.

The historic and groundbreaking GridWise Constitutional Convention took place in Philadelphia on December 6-7, 2005, and assembled those with the will and the vision to move this important endeavor forward. Our contributing editor Anto Budiardjo help organize the event and contributing editor Jack Mc Gowan sits on the DOE GridWise Architecture Council and the Energy and Power Management Technical Advisory Board.  Want a copy of this constitution? Click here http://www.gridwise.com/downloads/Constitution-12x18-lo-res.pdf

Jack Mc Gowan provides us a review of the event.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who are some of these people signing the GridWise Constitution?

The GridWise™ Architecture Council assembles a focused team of experts to articulate the guiding principles that constitute the architecture of a future, intelligent, transactive, energy system and see that GridWise evolutionary directions remain true to these principles.

The Architecture Council comprises practitioners and leaders with broad-based knowledge and expertise in power, information technology, telecommunications, financial systems, and additional relevant sectors working together toward a coordinated GridWise vision—the transformation of the nation's energy system into a rich, collaborative network filled with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities.  Check here for more information
http://www.gridwiseac.org/architecture/members.stm

Want to learn more about GridWise? Come to our sessions at AHRExpo 2006 Chicago with our guest speaker Jack Mc Gowan.

ADR and GridWise Tuesday, January 24, 9:00am, Room S102BC

Insight and connection to findings from the “Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.” Intelligent buildings are here now, but in the near future the focus will transform to the Intelligent Enterprise. From there, the newest trend will be to elevate the Intelligent Enterprise ultimately to the Intelligent Electric Grid or GridWise. This session provides insight into GridWise and how it envisions Web Services to create a smart national electricity distribution system or grid. With special guest speaker Jack McGowan who has just returned from the GridWise Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Jack is well versed on what happened there and what the future holds for GridWise and is more than willing to share his thoughts. Jack is one of our contributing editors and sits on the DOE GridWise Architecture Council and the Energy and Power Management Technical Advisory Board.

Be sure to visit the GridWise web site for the complete story http://www.gridwise.com/

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Articles

The GridWise Buzz…It’s Electric The smart grid envisions an interoperable system that leverages information technology and automated systems to meet demand. John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

GridWise, the Convergence Killer App?  I would describe GridWise as a Killer App enabler Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Be sure to check out this month's articles Grid Friendly Appliance and the GridWise™ Constitutional Convention Blazing a new trail to Intelligent Buildings.

Blazing a new trail to Intelligent buildings…   The value proposition in building automation is no longer in installing, programming, maintaining or even integrating building systems. Rather, as with the pervasive internet, the opportunity is in creating services and value propositions that can be offered by using the power of the systems that are installed.  Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc

Grid Friendly™ Appliances balance system supply and demand. Michael Kintner-Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

GridWise and the Energy Policy Act of 2005  One key initiative to come from this Act will be a major focus on electricity reliability. Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc

GridWise Council & Convention FAQ The GridWise Architecture Council was created in 2004 following the August, 2003 Northeast Blackout and in response to Congress and the Department of Energy’s call for a next-generation electric system.

Gridwise...merging Information Technology and Energy 

ADR Research and GridWise Interoperability Constitution Giving our full support  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

CatNet Systems Interviews

GridWise is a DOE initiative
Rik Drummond, Chair GridWise Architecture Council  GridWise is a DOE initiative to bring the North America electric grid into the 21st century.

GridWise™ ...input is needed 
Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc  I am really trying to connect with the European energy community to identify some speakers that can see the long term benefits of integration and interoperability as tools to improve electricity reliability, but also to save money.

Energy@BuilConn
Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc  BuilConn participants will learn how to position themselves for the opportunity to deliver technology that enables a more effective U.S. Electric System and integrates building consumption on a completely new level.

Reviews

What is GridWise?  GridWise is an entirely new way to think about how we generate, distribute and use energy. Using advanced communications and up-to-date information technology, GridWise will improve coordination between supply and demand, and enable a smarter, more efficient, secure and reliable electric power system.

News Releases

GridWise Expo:  Comes to Palm Springs

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory:  Unveils GridWiseTM Initiative to Test New Electric Grid Technologies

The demonstration project, which is just getting underway, was recently covered in the Seattle Times (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002691692_smartappliances19.html).

Patents are pending on the Grid Friendly appliance controller technology and it is available for licensing. See http://availabletechnologies.pnl.gov/infotechenergy/grid.stm.

This technology was developed with internal Laboratory research funds and as part of the Department of Energy’s GridWise™ program, http://www.electricdistribution.ctc.com/index.htm. For more about PNNL’s role in this program, see http://www.gridwise.pnl.gov/.

For additional information about this technology, see the flier at http://www.gridwise.pnl.gov/docs/pnnlsa36565.pdf.

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Be sure to visit the GridWise web site for the complete story http://www.gridwise.com/

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