SGIP and its members and industry experts are actively contributing their ideas and solutions to industry needs and demands offering solutions at networking and special events throughout the year. Professionals from technology companies, utilities, service providers collaborate to modernize the future, enhancing grid modernization.
Learn what events SGIP is hosting, where SGIP is speaking, and relevant upcoming events around our key focus areas.
GMLC INTEROPERABILITY TECHNICAL MEETING
May 10, 2017 to May 11, 2017
The GMLC Interoperability Technical Meeting is being held in partnership with the GMLC Interoperability project and SGIP. There are no fees associated with attending this meeting.
SEPA Utility Conference
Apr 24, 2017 to Apr 26, 2017
Bringing together utilities interested in practical solutions to clean energy and distributed resources challenges.
IEEE ISGT 2017 Conference
April 23-26, 2017
On April 23, 2017, Dave Hardin, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, Jeffrey Taft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Ron Melton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will be speaking about the Basics of Grid Architecture.
Grid Architecture is the application of system architecture, network theory, and control theory to the electric power grid. A grid architecture is the highest level description of the complete grid, and is a key tool to help understand and define the many complex interactions that exist in present and future grids. Grid architecture can be used to: help manage complexity (and therefore risk); assist communication among stakeholders around a shared vision of the future grid; identify and remove barriers and define essential limits; identify gaps in theory, technology, organization, regulation; and provide a framework for complex grid-related development activities.
The discipline of grid architecture provides a modern set of methods to assist in thinking about grid complexities, to aid in understanding interactions and technical gaps, to enable new capabilities and remove old unnecessary limits, and to support communication among stakeholders. This is increasingly important as we modernize the electric power system moving to an increasingly distributed system most usefully viewed as a network of structures. This tutorial will introduce the basic tools of grid architecture with examples of how to apply them.
Summary of Topics and Brief Description of What is covered by Each Topic:
1. Basic terms and principles including basic definitions and core architecture principles
2. Grid architecture qualities and properties
3. Layered decomposition and other approaches to analyzing and managing complexity
4. Architecture team structure and work products
5. Overview of advanced grid architecture concepts, for example, network convergence and grid codes