What is the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC)?

The GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) is 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.

How can I get involved with GWAC?
Please email us to attend the GWAC Meeting (gridwiseac.coordinator@pnnl.gov). All are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Call for Candidates: Open
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GWAC Monthly Meetings

– February 14, 2024 at 10:00am-12:00pm PT, online
– March 20, 2024, at 10:00am-12:00pm PT, online

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April 16-18, 2024, Face to Face Meeting hosted by OATI Microgrid Technology Center, Bloomington, MN, GWAC 20th Anniversary

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The Council

CHAIRPERSON

Ron Bernstein
President, RBCG, LLC

Jan 2023 – Dec 2024

MEMBERS

Ron Ambrosio
Independent Energy Transformation Professional

Jan 2022- Dec 2023

Kay Aikin
Founder – Chief Product Officer
Dynamic Grid/ Introspective Systems, LLC

Jan 2023 – Dec 2024

Andrew Bordine
Senior Practice Manager in Grid Automation for Actalent

Jan 2022- Dec 2023

Ron Cunningham
IT Enterprise Architect, American Electric Power

Jan 2022 – Dec 2023

Paul De Martini
Executive Director of the Pacific Energy Institute

Jan 2022 – Dec 2023

David Forfia
Consultant, Utilicast

Jan 2023 – Dec 2024

Ahlmahz Negash
Senior Power Analyst at Tacoma Power 

Jan 2023 – Dec 2024

Mark Ortiz
Lead Architect at Schneider Electric

Jan 2023 – Dec 2024

Lorenzo Kristov
Principal, Electric System Policy, Structure, Market Design

Jan 2023 – Dec 2024

Farrokh Rahimi
Executive Vice President, Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI)

Jan 2022 – Dec 2023

Aaron Snyder
Director of Grid Technology Consulting at EnerNex

Jan 2022 – Dec 2023

Leonard Tillman
Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP of Birmingham

Jan 2022 – Dec 2023

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