Monday, August 16, 2010

New Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse Web Portal open

A beta version of the Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) web portal has been posted by The Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute to invite comments and suggestions on usability from both consumers and the smart grid community. The full version of the site will be released this fall. The Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute (ARI) was awarded a $1.25 million five-year contract by the Department of Energy (DOE) in October 2009 to develop the portal with content assistance from the IEEE PES and the EnerNex Corporation.

There is hope to receive more input from the public ... "Anyone visiting the portal is invited to contact the SGIC with comments and suggestions by clicking on “Contact SGIC Team” in the Contact Us box located at the bottom middle of the home page."

Click HERE to visit the portal.

A very interesting paper provided by NEMA is posted on the portal - worth to read: Click HERE to open the paper.

The paper lists the Factors of Intelligence (see clause 4.2) The most crucial factor seems to be the following:
Communications – the extent of interaction and exchange of data and control parameters between entities that can help in improving situational awareness, support for industry standard communication protocol.

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