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Enbala Power Networks Selected to Administer the Utility’s Peak Saver Demand Response Program

Enbala Power Networks has been selected by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to administer the utility’s Peak Saver demand response program beginning in 2018, pending New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission approval.

SGIP’s Annual Conference Combining with SEPA’s Grid Evolution Summit | A National Town Meeting

With SGIP and SEPA (Smart Electric Power Alliance) merging under the SEPA brand, the two organizations will also merge annual conferences, creating new conference opportunities for both communities. This year, the SGIP Grid Modernization Summit will be combined with SEPA’s Grid Evolution Summit | A National Town Meeting held July 25–27, 2017 in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton.


In a vote ending on March 10, 2017, SGIP members approved the Merger with SEPA (Smart Electric Power Alliance). Sharon Allan, CEO and President of SGIP, and David Forfia, SGIP Chairman, announced the results in a letter to members later that day. “We are very excited about the Merger and bringing SEPA/SGIP combined benefits to our members and to the industry,” read the letter “Both SEPA and SGIP Board of Directors have approved the merger.”


After success in its first year, the Orange ButtonSM initiative will continue working to simplify solar data after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gave it a “green” status. SGIP was one of four organizations selected by the DOE Sunshot Initiative to lead Orange ButtonSM, along with SunSpec Alliance, kWh Analytics, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

DistribuTECH was already one of the world’s largest electric energy conferences, but when more than 13,500 people filled the San Diego Event Center in San Diego, California from January 31 to February 2, 2017, it was a new record for the annual event.

Join SGIP at DistribuTECH 2017 with Discounted Pricing DistribuTECH is one of the annual highlights in the electric energy industry, bringing more than 11,000 people from more than 70 countries. From January 31 to February 2, 2017, the conference will fill the San Diego Event Center San Diego, California and

New SGIP White Paper Template Available SGIP white papers are written by electric energy experts in the SGIP community give guidance for a variety of topics. As part of SGIP’s continued commitment to sharing knowledge, it recently released a new version of its white paper graphical template.   Using the


2016 Grid Modernization Summit Survey Results
We are so glad that you attended the 2016 SGIP Grid Modernization Summit! We had a great time and hope that you did too. Click here to access a photo library of the Summit and relive the program, speakers and networking activities shared in Washington, DC. Click here to read

Guidelines for Use of OpenFMB™ Trademark
These guidelines describe the proper use of the OpenFMB™ trademark, which is owned by SGIP 2.0, Inc. (“SGIP”).  OpenFMB™ is an architectural framework for distributed intelligent nodes interacting with each other through loosely coupled, peer -to-peer messaging for fielded devices and systems at the grid edge. The OpenFMB™ framework provides

SGIP CEO Sharon Allan Joined Others to Discuss DER Integration
Early this month, SGIP President & CEO Sharon Allan shared her insight on distributed energy resources (DER) integration with other industry leaders in a webinar, hosted by Greentech Media, titled, “The Road to Seamless DER Integration and Stops Along the Way.” Presenters addressed technology requirements for DER, standards to meet

GE Global Research Partners with Enbala Power Networks for ARPA-E NODES Project
Project Leverages Leading Edge Distributed Energy Resource Management Technology to Improve Efficiency and Reliability of the U.S. Electrical Grid Vancouver, B.C., and Denver, CO.  Enbala Power Networks has been selected by General Electric Global Research as a key partner in its DOE-funded ARPA-E Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems (NODES) project.

Two New White Papers:
New White Paper from Enbala: Value Staking—The key to monetizing energy storage Enbala provides a platform for distributed energy resources (DER) and a balanced, renewable-friendly and fully-optimized grid, and the company recently released a new white paper, Value Staking. This resource reviews how one energy company stacked the values of

NIST Hosts Upcoming Workshop on Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Transactive Energy
December 6, 2016, in New York City NIST’s Transactive Energy Challenge (TE Challenge), launched a year ago, is set to begin a new phase (Phase II) that will focus on building modeling capability and tackling the many research questions that must be addressed as transactive energy concepts and use cases

Erich Gunther IEEE Foundation Scholarship
A Letter from Chris Hickman, CEO of Innovari Erich Gunther was a leader in our industry and a champion for smart grid advancement. He touched all of us in some way and was quite literally the glue that helped hold us all together and work towards common goals without letting petty

SGIP Announces Recipients of 2016 Member Choice Awards
Energy Leaders Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Electric Grid Interoperability WAKEFIELD, Mass., Nov. 17, 2016 – Leaders from the electric grid industry received awards from their peers on November 8, 2016 during the first SGIP 2016 Member Choice Awards at the 2016 Grid Modernization Summit . The summit attracted renowned

Recap on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2016) Conference Featuring NIST Staff, September 7-9, 2016
With 400 attendees from around the world, IEEE’s ISGT conference—held last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota—provided a forum for stakeholders to share recent accomplishments, planned developments, and long-term visions. Three plenary panels highlighted technology visions, regulatory issues, and utility executives’ perspectives. The program also featured more than 20 panels on selected

Interoperability Strategic Vision Meeting Aligns Industry Stakeholders
On September 27 and 28 in Chicago, four national laboratories and the Department of Energy held a day and a half of meetings with industry experts to discuss interoperability requirements. The meetings were run by the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, which was organized by the U.S. Department of Energy. There

SGIP Welcomes New Chief Architect Dave Hardin
After many years designing, integrating and managing automation and information systems, which included senior technical and management positions, Invensys/Schneider Electric, Shell and Texaco. Dave Hardin has joined SGIP as the new Chief Architect. He starts in his position on October 24. Hardin is no stranger to the SGIP community. He

  2016 Award Nomination Form Members Choice Awards 2016 - New Name of Member Nominee * Organization * Categories The Erich Gunther Most Committed Interoperability AmbassadorBest Contributor to CollaborationMost Innovative SolutionBest Interoperability Demonstration Project Please include detailed information on nomination Submitted by Member Name * Company/Affiliation * Please leave this

New Resiliency Subgroup will Bolster Cybersecurity in Smart Grids
The new Resiliency Subgroup is working to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient infrastructure in smart grids. As part of the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee (SGCC) and Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC), the group meets bi-weekly to share presentations, review topics and make decisions to develop cyber resiliency. The

IoT Stakeholders Explored “Trustworthiness” at NIST Workshop/Webcast, August 30-31, 2016
Technical experts and policy leaders from the world of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) gathered last month to examine “Trustworthiness”—a key concept from the CPS Framework that integrates issues related to safety, security, resilience, reliability, and privacy. The workshop—held August 30-31, 2016, at the NIST campus

Leadership Positions are Open in the Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee
The Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC) is looking for new leadership in promoting the development of smart grid test programs for the U.S. grid. The positions of Chair and Secretary are up for refresh, and the committee hopes to fill them by 2017. Anyone interested in either of

Call for Candidates: 2017 Board of Director Elections
SGIP is issuing a Call for Candidates to serve on the SGIP 2017 Board of Directors. The board term is 2 years.  The SGIP Board provides strategic direction and oversight, provides their own network of influence, and inspires the organization. SGIP Board of Directors Bring oversight to the association’s long-term

Art of the Possible IOT Data Interoperability for Climate Change Contest will Award Solar Data Exchange Ideas
 Have a great idea? Then show us your brilliance! If you have a great idea for solar data exchange, share it and get a reward. There are 25 awards for $1,000 each in the IOT Data Interoperability for Climate Change Contest. The objective of this contest is to promote open

Leadership Positions Open in the Smart Grid Architecture Committee
Ron Cunningham, IT Enterprise Architect at American Electric Power, completed his term as Chair of the Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC). After two years of leading the committee through process streamlining, proposing new initiatives to other committees and more, Cunningham will continue supporting the SGAC as a member. Other members

Contribute to The Conductor
SGIP’s monthly newsletter isn’t just an opportunity for you to hear from other thought leaders. It’s also your chance to share your views and accomplishments with the industry and the SGIP community. If you have opinions, initiatives or upcoming events that can help others in grid modernization, they can be

Introducing the 2016 SGIP Members Choice Awards
At the Grid Modernization Summit in November, SGIP members will have a say in recognizing each other in the first annual SGIP Members Choice Awards. In addition to the President’s Award at the summit, the Members Choice Awards will congratulate standout achievements in interoperability. The awards will be for the following four

SGIP Committee Leaders: Get Ready for the Grid Modernization Summit
The 2016 Grid Modernization Summit in Washington, D.C. from November 7-10 will offer a variety of opportunities, and some of the most productive will be the annual face-to-face meetings for SGIP committees. SGIP has created an agenda for these meetings on the 9th and 10th, but the committee Chairs and

OpenFMB™ June Face-to-Face Meeting in Denver
By Aaron Smallwood, SGIP Vice President Technology The OpenFMB use case task force held a face-to-face meeting on June 29th and 30th at the Hitachi facilities in Englewood, CO. Special thanks to our member company Hitachi for hosting and accommodating this extended meeting. The OpenFMB in-person meeting focused on use case

Orange Button℠ Kickoff Meetings in San Francisco
Improving the exchange of solar data is important to the energy industry. One only needs to study the brief history of the Orange Button program to see the enthusiasm of solar energy experts. The initiative is only a few months old, but it already has some 330 participants, more than

Grid Management Working Group Update
The ‘utility only’ Grid Management Group has been formed with the purpose of bringing together grid operations technology and business leaders from utilities to discuss key operational concepts/capabilities and architecture principles relating to future Grid Control and Operational technologies needed to manage a more complex grid due to the rapid rise

Have You Considered Becoming a Leader in the Smart Grid Architecture Committee?
Members of the Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC) have new opportunities to take larger roles in the advancement of architectural frameworks for the U.S. grid. Furthermore, the positions of Vice-Chair and Secretary are also up for refresh. Anyone interested in any of these positions should contact a member of the

Solar Industry Leaders Met for Orange Button℠ Kickoff Meetings on July 13 and 14 in San Francisco
  SGIP Held the First Face-to-Face Meetings for the Orange ButtonSM Initiative Wakefield, Mass., July 12, 2016 – SGIP and other solar energy leaders met for the Orange Button Kickoff meetings in San Francisco on July 13 and 14, 2016. In the first face-to-face meetings of the Orange Button initiative,

New Leadership Coming to the Smart Grid Architecture Committee
The Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC) will need a new Chair soon, as Ron Cunningham, IT Enterprise Architect at American Electric Power, is completing his term as Chair. Over the past two years, Cunningham has moved SGIP closer to its goals by streamlining review processes for standards, guiding the architectural

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