The electric power network is becoming increasingly digital. I started working on digital technology and smart grid topics in 2004, and served on the GridWise Architecture Council 2005-2009, focusing on enhancing understanding and use of interoperability principles in business and regulatory decisions.
One of the important partners in expanding awareness of interoperability and its importance in making smart grid investments that lead to resilient networks is the National Institute of Standards and Technology’ smart grid team, which has a coordinating role with technology industries, utilities, energy service providers, generators, and regulators in advancing smart grid interoperability and security standards. These standards reduce transaction costs, enable more modular and loosely-coupled networks and interconnection, and are an essential role of bringing about transactive energy systems.
Thus I am pleased and honored to announce that I have been appointed as a member of the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee. The SGAC advises NIST in its smart grid activities, and I am thrilled that I will be contributing economic analysis and perspectives to its work.