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1. Smart Energy Overview
2. News & Opinion
3. Industry & Consortia
4. Government & Regulation
5. Conferences

1. Smart Energy Overview
  1. Acronyms - From California Energy Commission
  2. Glossary - Energy terms and definitions as used in EIA data, reports, presentations, and survey forms.
  3. Glossary of Terms - NERC
  4. Coincident has developed an interactive web application to help users discover and explore advanced metering projects occurring around the world. Presently in a free beta period with coverage maps for the United States and Canada.
  5. Interactive Energy Simulations and Lesson Plans - TCIPG: Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid
  6. SGIC - Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse - In July 2009, Secretary Chu announced  that the DOE has begun the development of a Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) was selected as the winner of the $1.3 million initiative to develop and maintain the Clearinghouse website, which will be charged with answering questions from the public and distributing information about smart grid initiatives occurring nationwide.
  7. Smart Grid: A Beginner's Guide by NIST - A readable and jargon-free rundown on the basics of smart grid and standards. No lengthy descriptions of synchrophasor technology or meter data management, just the nuts and bolts of what smart grid is and why standards are such a key part of it.
  8. The Advanced Smart Grid by Andres Carvallo and John Cooper (Artech House, 2011)
    Far and away the best book yet about the smart grid. Just the right blend between theory and practice. I especially appreciate the way the authors talk not just about what smart grid is today, but also about what it could and should be tomorrow. And about why and how to start with a solid foundation capable of carrying the weight of those larger ambitions. Must reading.
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2. News & Opinion
  1. AOL Energy - Smart Grid
  2. CIO and Smart Grid Master - Blog by Andres Carvallo, former Austin Energy CIO , architect of one of the first smart grids in the U.S. and the man who coined the term “the smart grid” itself.  Recently became Chief Strategy Officer of  Grid Net, the startup that’s been advocating a smart grid based on the wireless standard WiMAX
  3. Electric Light and Power - Smart Grid News
  4. eMeter - Smart Grid Watch Blog
  5. European Energy Review
  6. Gigaom (Earth2Tech) - Cleantech
  7. Green Tech Media 
    1. Greentechgrid 
    1. Intelligent Utility Magazine -
    2. Pike Research Blog
    3. Smart Grid News Founded by Jesse Berst, a smart grid thought leader with a high-level focus on setting the stage for the “electricity economy” (his forthcoming book "Electronomics" is due to drop later this year). Berst is the Managing Director of GlobalSmartEnergy (GSE), a research and consulting firm. Jesse’s Smart Grid News is a trusted resource for the industry, and he has advised organizations such as Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, the GridWise Alliance, NETL and many others.
    4. NTS Smart Grid Blog - Daily Smart Grid article digest - NTS (NASDAQ: NTSC) provides companies and government organizations throughout the world with process and product compliance services, testing services, engineering services and program management support.
    5. Smart Grid Careers - Browse jobs by category
    6. Smart Grid Opinions - Their goal is to empower the stakeholders in the smart grid space by providing content that has traditionally been available only thorough premium market reports.
    7. Smart Grid Security Blog - Drawing upon lessons from the development of security best practices (and mistakes) from the Internet and telecom networks, this blog tracks the thinking on how to best secure the emerging Smart Grid and micro grid by Andy Bochman, Frequent speaker, writer and advisor on topics at the intersection of grid modernization, renewables, energy efficiency and cyber security.
    8. Smart Grid Sherpa - DNV KEMA
    9. The Energy Collective - An independent, moderated community of professionals focused on the complex challenges of meeting the world's energy needs sustainab
    10. Transmission & Distribution World xx

    3. Industry & Consortia
    1. ASHRAE - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers advances technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.
    2. BACnet - Standard Project Committee (SPC) and Analysis Program BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. Developed under the auspices of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), BACnet is an American national standard, a European standard, a national standard in more than 30 countries, and an ISO global standard. The protocol is supported and maintained by ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 135 whose members have created and provided the content for this Website.
    3. CABA - Continental Automated Building Association - A not-for-profit industry association that promotes advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings in North America. 
    4. DRSG - Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition - Trade association for companies that provide products and services in the areas of demand response, smart meters and smart grid technologies. (Aka DRAM) 
    5. IEEE - the world's largest technical professional association, launched the IEEE Smart Grid Porta, in January 2010.  It is an integrated gateway designed to provide smart grid intelligence, education and news from IEEE and other expert sources. The Web Portal is designed for manufacturers, policymakers, educators, academics, governments, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and other stakeholders in the power and energy, information technology (IT), and communications industries.
    6. EPRI - The Electric Power Research Institute - Conducts research and development on technology, operations and the environment for the global electric power sector. EPRI, a non-profit organization, brings together its members, the institute’s scientists and engineers, along with experts from academia, industry and other research centers to meet challenges in electricity generation, delivery and use. 
    7. European Union's SmartGrid initiative. The SmartGrid European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future began its work in 2005. Its aim was to formulate and promote a vision for the development of European electricity networks looking towards 2020 and beyond. 
    8. Galvin Electricity Initiative - Sponsored by Robert Galvin (former CEO of Motorola), this landmark Initiative, which began in March 2005, seeks to define and achieve the Perfect Power System, a consumer-focused electric energy system that never fails.
    9. Gridwise Alliance -A consortium of public and private stakeholders who are aligned around a shared vision of an electric system that integrates the infrastructure, processes, devices, information and market structure so that energy can be generated, distributed, and consumed more efficiently and cost effectively; thereby achieving a more resilient, secure and reliable energy system.
    10. GWAC - Gridwise Architecture Council - A team of industry leaders who are shaping the guiding principles, or architecture, of a highly intelligent and interactive electric system—one ripe with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities. This architecture will provide guidelines for interaction between participants and interoperability between technologies and systems. The Council is neither a design team, nor a standards making body. Their role is to help identify areas for standardization that allow significant levels of interoperation between system components. 
    11. IntelliGrid™ This site contains the documentation associated with the IntelliGrid Architecture Project. The IntelliGrid Architecture is a world-wide and industry-wide project to develop the infrastructures necessary to support the next generation of energy conversion, delivery and end-use systems.
    12. LonMark International -A global membership organization created to promote and advance the business of efficient and effective integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ANSI/CEA 709.1 and related standards 
    13. OASIS/Obix (Open Building Exchange) - The purpose of oBIX (open Building Information Exchange) is to enable the mechanical and electrical control systems in buildings to communicate with enterprise applications, and to provide a platform for developing new classes of applications that integrate control systems with other enterprise functions. Enterprise functions include processes such as Human Resources, Finance, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Manufacturing
    14. PLMA - Peak Load Management Alliance - A diverse association of leading energy professionals dedicated to developing and promoting consumer participation in electricity markets around the world using load management.
    15. Solar Electric Power Association - Resources 
    16. UCA International Users Group
      (Open Smart Grid User Group)
      (Open AMI User Group) A not-for-profit corporation focused on assisting users and vendors in the deployment of standards for real-time applications for several industries with related requirements. The Users Group does not write standards, however works closely with those bodies that have primary responsibility for the completion of standards (notably IEC TC 57: Power Systems Management and Associated Information Exchange). Shared Documents

    4. Government & Regulation
    1. CAISO - The California ISO is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation charged with operating the majority of California’s high-voltage wholesale power grid. Balancing the demand for electricity with an equal supply of megawatts, the ISO is the impartial link between power plants and the utilities that serve more than 30 million consumers. The ISO provides equal access to the grid for all qualified users and strategically plans for the transmission needs of this vital infrastructure. 
    2. California Air Resources Board - ARB Rulemaking Activity in 2011 The CARB is tasked with implementing AB32, a California State Law that fights climate change by establishing a comprehensive program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sources throughout the state
    3. California Energy Commission's (CEC) - Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER). 
    4. California Energy Commission - 
      1. Calendar
      2. Documents, presentations and meeting videos for  2011 IEPR (Integrated Energy Policy Report) 
      3. Documents, presentations and meeting videos for Emerging Renewables Program
      4. Documents, presentations and meeting videos for Phase II on Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking - Battery Chargers, Self Contained Lighting Controls (Prerule making)
      5. Documents, presentations and meeting videos for 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
      6. Documents, presentations and meeting videos for RPS - (Renewable Portfolio Standards)
      7. Documents, presentations and meeting videos for AB 1103 Commercial Building Energy Use Disclosure Program
    5. CPUC – California Public Utilities Commission
      1. Smart Grid
      2. California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)
      3. Demand Response
      4. Distributed Generation in California
      5. Videos of Public Meetings
    6. DOE - Smart Grid Documents 
    7. Lawrence Berkeley Lab - Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) The main objective of the Center is to develop, prioritize, conduct, and disseminate multiinstitutional research that develops broad knowledge to facilitate DR. The Center research agenda will initially cover four major DR research categories
      • Policies, programs, and tariffs
      • Utility markets, technology, and systems
      • Customer and end-use technology and systems
      • Consumer and institutional behavior
    8. NETL -National Energy Technology Laboratory - Modern Grid Strategy (MGS) seeks to accelerate the modernization of our nation’s electricity grid. To accomplish this, MGS is fostering the development of a common, national vision among grid stakeholders. MGS is also working toward a framework that enables utilities, vendors, consumers, researchers and other stakeholders to form partnerships and overcome barriers. Finally, MGS supports demonstrations of systems of key technologies that can serve as the foundation for an integrated, modern power grid.
    9. NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Smart Grid - In 2007, Congress declared in the Energy Independence Act (EISA) that modernizing the grid is national policy. EISA requires FERC, once sufficient consensus has been achieved through a process managed by the (NIST), to adopt standards and protocols necessary to ensure Smart Grid functionality and interoperability in the interstate transmission of electric power and in regional and wholesale
      1. NIST SGIP  - The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) engages stakeholders from the entire Smart Grid Community in a participatory public process to identify applicable standards, gaps in currently available standards, and priorities for new standardization activities for the evolving Smart Grid. Thus, the SGIP supports NIST in fulfilling its responsibilities under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act

        The latest information on SGIP activities, including upcoming meetings and events, is available at the SGIP web site. Link to the web site here. The latest SGIP newsletter, as well as past editions, is posted here.
      2. NIST - Cyber Security Working Group - One of the most comprehensive resource so far is the collection of documents in the NIST CSCTG Twiki
    10. PNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  - Teamed up with regional utilities and industry partners in the year-long Pacific Northwest GridWise™ Demonstration Project to test the notion that smart grid technologies and consumers can play an active role in managing the grid. The project, funded primarily by the Department of Energy, involved homeowners in two separate studies to test demand-response concepts and technologies designed to maximize the electric grid's ability to provide reliable, affordable and clean energy.

    5. Conferences
    1. Connectivityweek 2012 - Santa Clara, CA, May 20-24, 2012 - Select a track and session, presentations will be listed under the Presentation Files heading.
    2. Gridweek 2012 - Washington DC, October 2-4, 2011 - Click on the links below for detailed agenda of sessions as well as PDF presentations from the sessions.

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