GridWise Alliance, IEC announce smart grid partnership

Washington D.C., November 23, 2009 — The GridWise Alliance and the International Engineering Consortium will collaborate in the area of smart grid technology.

Part of this relationship will include participation in Grid ComForum this February 2-3, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

“The GridWise Alliance is excited that the IEC will become a strategic partner as we move smart grid forward, combining the knowledge base of the IEC membership with our smart grid ecosystem,” said Katherine Hamilton, President of the GridWise Alliance.

The International Engineering Consortium creates a partnership between academia and industry by providing quality continuing education, research, publications, and service programs for the international information industry.

“We are so pleased to continue the IEC’s mission of catalyzing technology and business progress in the engineering and communications industry with the introduction of the Grid ComForum event and collaboration with the GridWise Alliance, an organization that represents a broad range of the energy supply chain,” John R. Janowiak, President of the IEC said.

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GridWise Alliance and CABA ink cooperation agreement

Washington, D.C., September 28, 2009 — The GridWise Alliance and the Continental Automated Buildings Association agreed to share information and work together on intelligent home and building issues that further the development of a smart grid in the U.S.

“We hope to move quickly with our collaboration,” said Katherine Hamilton, President, GridWise Alliance. “Buildings account for 40 percent of energy consumption in the United States, and any reductions in energy consumption through information and more efficient technologies will aid in our goal of building a smarter electricity superstructure.”

“CABA is very pleased to be partnering with the GridWise Alliance. This forward-thinking memorandum of understanding will set in motion a chain reaction that will accelerate the application of intelligent technologies in homes and buildings to aid in the deployment of the smart grid,” stated Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO.

As part the agreement, CABA will establish forums with the alliance to engage a broad array of stakeholders including the utility industry, regulatory agencies, energy, building automation, telecommunications, controls and information technology vendors, technology companies, consumer groups, government and non-governmental organizations.

The GridWise Alliance is a consortium of 100 public and private organizations working together to provide real-world technology solutions to transform the nation’s electric grid. The Alliance believes that emerging energy and information technologies can improve the efficiency and operation of the existing grid and thereby provide significant benefits to utilities, businesses and consumers.