United States Department of Energy
The Grid Wise Architecture Council (GWAC) was formed by U.S Department of energy to promote and enable interoperability among among the many entities that interact with the nation’s power system. The GWAC members are balanced and respected team representing many constituencies of the electricity supply chain and users. The GWAC maintains a board perspective of GridWise vision and provides industry guidance and tools that make it an available and practical resource of the various implementations of the Smart Grid Technology.
The GWAC is not a formal DOE advisory board. In the context of its engagement in the GridWise vision, the DOE is providing limited financial and logistical support to the Architecture Council