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The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Announces New Board of Directors
July 25, 2013

SGIP Holds First Election as Independent Organization
ATLANTA, Ga. – July 25, 2013 – The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization that engages Smart Grid stakeholders to accelerate standards harmonization and advance interoperability, today announced the results of its recent Board of Directors election. As the first election since SGIP became a member-funded organization on January 1, 2013, this serves as a significant milestone in its mission to lead the orchestration of Smart Grid standards interoperability.

New Directors are Dave Hardin, Senior Director of Smart Grid Standards at EnerNOC; Tom Herbst, Director at Silver Spring Networks; Suresh Kotha, Chief Enterprise Architect and Information Technology Manager of Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD); Doug McGinnis, Senior Manager of Network Services at Exelon; and Steve Widergren, Principal Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Lab. The effective term for these new members began on July 1, 2013.

SGIP’s Board of Directors facilitates a dialogue with standards development organizations to recommend that SGIP’s action plans are implemented, and provides guidance to SGIP operations and technical activities. Directors approve SGIP’s work program, provide SGIP with guidance on new Priority Action Plans, engage stakeholders in the journey to achieve standards-based interoperability and oversee the SGIP Architecture, Cybersecurity, Testing & Certification, and Implementation Methods Committees.

“The diverse background and perspective of our new Board members will add great value to SGIP,” said John McDonald, Chairman of the SGIP Board of Directors. “Our Board represents all parts of the Smart Grid ecosystem, enabling our members to provide authoritative guidance to all facets of the industry.”

The Board of Directors will convene a face-to-face Board meeting on July 31 through August 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The two-day agenda includes planning for the inaugural SGIP Annual Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on November 5-7, 2013.

2013 SGIP Board of Directors:
Chairman

John McDonald, Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development, GE’s Digital Energy Business
President & Executive Director

Patrick Gannon, SGIP
Directors

John Caskey, Assistant Vice President, Industry Operations, NEMA
Mike Coop, Founder & Managing Director, ThinkSmartGrid
Rik Drummond, CEO & Chief Scientist, Drummond Group
David Forfia, Director, IT Projects, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Barry Haaser, Founder, Lakeview Group
Dave Hardin, Senior Director, Smart Grid Standards, EnerNOC
Tom Herbst, Director, Silver Spring Networks
Brent Hodges, Premise Energy Management, Tendril Networks
Suresh Kotha, Chief Enterprise Architect and Information Technology Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Bill Lawrence, Chief Technologist, Energy and Cyber Services, Lockheed Martin
Brian Markwalter, Senior Vice President, research and stanfards, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Doug McGinnis, Senior Manager, Network Services, Exelon
John Nunneley, Executive Director, CTO and Co-Founder, SunSpec Alliance
Bob Saint, Technical Advisor, T&D Engineering System Planning Subcommittee, Natural Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Tariq Samad, Corporate Fellow, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions
Robby Simpson, System Architect, GE’s Digital Energy Business
Mark Smith, Consumer Smart Energy Solutions Principal, Reliant Energy
Scott Ungerer, Founder and Managing Director, EnerTech Capital
Steve Widergren, Principal Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Full bios can be found here.

About Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) orchestrates the work behind power grid modernization. SGIP was established to identify technical and interoperability standards harmonization that accelerate modernization of the grid. As a member-funded, non-profit organization, SGIP helps utilities, manufacturers and customers address standards globally. Utilities gain improved regulatory treatment for investment recovery. Manufacturers obtain enhanced commercial opportunities worldwide. Customers stay competitive, informed and well-connected. To learn more about SGIP, visit http://sgip.org/.

For more information, contact:
Patrick Gannon
President & Executive Director
SGIP
+1 941 357 6224
[email protected]
www.sgip.org

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