NEMA endorses and is a Silver Sponsor of GridWeek, a major conference highlighting advanced technologies for the electric grid. GridWeek will be held in Washington D.C. during the week of September 22-25, 2008.
NEMA staff members will participate in NIST Domain Expert Working Group Meetings on Friday, which will discuss the Institute’s implementation of its Smart Grid Interoperability Framework. NEMA staff member John Caskey will speak on Wednesday afternoon about Smart Grid standards and NEMA’s participation in Smart Grid development. NEMA will also hold a meeting of its Smart Grid Advisory Panel on Monday afternoon.
“NEMA is leading the drive to modernize the nation’s electricity infrastructure,” said NEMA President Evan Gaddis. “Carbon reduction and energy security are critical policy goals that require a robust and advanced transmission grid. Our companies have the technologies to make it happen.”
The NEMA Smart Grid Advisory Panel was established to provide technical and policy guidance for transmission and smart grid legislation, regulation, and standards activities. NEMA has played an active role in shaping energy efficiency and transmission grid legislation in both Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and continues to work with agencies and other stakeholders in the implementation of measures from both acts.