The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with five partner organizations (see below), will be hosting the "Electricity Sector Issues Roundtable: Grid 3.0 and Beyond" on Thursday, November 13, 2014. This pioneering event will bring together approximately 25 thought leaders and experts to discuss and align on the critical issues facing the electricity sector and explore the interoperability-related challenges associated with these issues. Roundtable participants will represent a variety of stakeholders including utilities, ISOs, RTOs, regulators, federal agencies, manufacturers, and researchers.
The phrase "Grid 3.0" highlights the forward-looking nature of this event. From this perspective, "Grid 1.0" refers to the legacy grid of the 20th century, and "Grid 2.0" represents the emergence of the smart grid, with its improvements in automation and information technology. "Grid 3.0" points to what comes next—over the next 10-20 years. One vision of "Grid 3.0," for example, imagines a future grid that builds on smart grid by enabling significant advancements in grid operations and greater interactions with consumers and other infrastructures.
The six organizations partnering in this effort include the Department of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), NIST, and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).
The roundtable sessions at this day-long roundtable event, from 8:30a.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST, will be webcast and will be available to all who are interested.
For more information, including the agenda and details on how to register for the webcast, please visit: http://www.nist.gov/cps/electricity-sector-issues-roundtable.cfm.