Piette Elected to Smart Grid Architecture Committee

July 29, 2010

Mary Ann Piette, Deputy Head of EETD's Building Technologies Department, and Research Director of the Demand Response Research Center, has been elected to the Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC). The Committee is responsible for creating and refining a conceptual reference model, including lists of the standards and profiles necessary to implement the Smart Grid.

The Committee is part of a collaborative effort called the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to bring together the parties that are developing and implementing the Smart Grid. Its responsibility is to develop a framework that includes protocols and model standards for information management to achieve interoperability of smart grid devices and systems.