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 these positions should contact a member of the SGIP Technical Committee.
The SGTCC is a standing Committee within the SGIP with diverse membership that includes research institutions, test labs, utilities, manufacturers, industry alliances and associations, standard development organizations, and others. The committee’s goals are the following:
- Establish and maintain a framework for smart grid testing and certification
- Accelerate the development of test programs to support smart grid standards
- Support existing and emerging test programs in their implementation of the SGTCC framework
- Build awareness and encourage adoption of our framework to help enable interoperability
The Chair of the SGTCC shall be nominated by and from SGTCC’s members, elected by a majority vote of a quorum of SGTCC’s members, be ratified by the Technical Committee, and serve a term of two years. The SGTCC Chair also is an ex officio (non-voting) member of the Board, a voting member of the Technical Committee (TC), and a voting member of the Program Management Office (PMO).
The SGTCC Secretary shall be appointed by the Chair upon affirmation by SGTCC’s members. There is no term limit for the Secretary role and it shall be filled as needed to ensure continuity of the role. If no permanent Secretary is available for appointment, the Chair shall appoint a recording secretary on a per meeting basis to document meeting notes/minutes. The recording secretary may be a member of the SGIP staff.