bridges vol. 27, October 2010 / Feature Article
By Kenneth Wacks
The United States Congress has passed important energy policy laws mandating improvements in the distribution of electricity. To facilitate this process, the US Department of Energy established the GridWise® Architecture Council, consisting of 13 experts from the US and Europe who understand the business and technology of the utility, information, and communications industries.
The mission of the GridWise Architecture Council is to provide strategic direction toward a smart grid for the utility and equipment-supplier industries, covering the scope shown in Figure 1. Information about the work of the Council is available at www.gridwiseac.org.
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