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Subject: Re: [smartgrid-discuss] Draft charter for proposed OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee


Thanks for posting this draft; I will read through it to see if I can find the answers to my questions and concerns and/or throw in suggestions for things I think need addressing.

But, since I've had these questions and issues for a while I'll take a couple minutes to throw them out to the group as well:

1.) I am working on bidirectional power management for the grid and this seems to be something that gets very little mention in this standards work.  Specifically, I am interested in vehicle-to-grid connection that allows for distributed energy storage solutions.  The use of grig-connected vehicles and other distributed storage mechanisms to allow grid support, spinning reserve, peak shaving, power quality support, etc.  represents a major opportunity for smart-grid operation, but it also seems to be low priority or "someday, maybe" in terms of standards.

2.) The mass of different standards and organizations related to energy control, demand response, home area networks, etc. is dizzying and hard to handle for a new vendor eying the development of actual hardware.  I understand that the likelihood that any one standard can satisfy the many different requirements of different players, but it is extremely confusing to come to this field and find so many different organizations proclaiming themselves as the "standard".  So, I have a concern/question re: whether we should put a lot of effort into this work or just go work to make sure that one of the many other standards starts to gain momentum or expands enough to include issues that drive us to want to have another new one.

As I said, I am interested in reading through this and seeing if I can contribute anything useful, and hopefully all will become clear.

Thanks and regards,

-Glenn Skutt
Glenn Skutt
VPT Energy Systems
2200 Kraft Dr. Suite 1200C
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-443-9214 x4271

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:51 PM, William Cox <wtcox@coxsoftwarearchitects.com> wrote:
Please find attached the draft charter for the proposed OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee. I've attached a PDF, OpenDocument, and Word versions, all with line numbers for ease of discussion and review.

We invite you to comment on this list and to determine your interest in joining this work - please contact me directly if you would like to be listed as a supporter.

This proposal is being posted to smartgrid-discuss for (guess what!) discussion and review. The intent of the drafting group is to revise this draft after a comment period, and then submit the revised charter to the OASIS' Technical Committee process,.

The core work of the TC is defining XML and Web services interactions for so-called Automated Demand Response, growing out of work at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Demand Response Research Center led by Mary Ann Piette, who is the convener of the proposed TC. This specific proposal comes from the context of many discussions in and related to the OpenADR Technical Advisory Group, GridWise Architecture Council, Grid-Interop, the NIST Smart Grid project, GridEcon (a conference in March on the economics of the Smart Grid - http://www.gridecon.com/ ) and many other places.

The LBNL OpenADR body of work is being extended through two organizations/entities being created: this proposed OASIS Technical Committee and a proposed UCAIug OpenADR Task Force. In this innovative collaboration, the UCAIug, whose members are largely utilities and their suppliers, we will focus requirements, goals, data models and comments through UCAIug, involving their membership.

If you're not familiar with OASIS Technical Committee Charters, the statement of purpose is section (1)(b), the scope is section (1)(c), and identification of similar or applicable work is section (2)(a).

As usual as charters evolve, the list of supporters is empty in this public discussion draft, and the list of deliverables and timeline is not included -- the next version will have those sections completed. Again, if you would like to join this work as a supporter and member of the technical committee, let us know.

Collaboration with other groups of stakeholders is actively being sought; please contact me for how to get involved. Other stakeholders include energy market makers, Independent System Operators (such as those in California, Texas, New England, the Midwest, etc), and policy and regulatory groups.  For more details, see the draft charter -- and step forward so we can make this interoperation effort both broad and effective.


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