Overview: The GridWise┬® Architecture Council (GWAC) was formed by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote and enable interoperability among the many entities that interact with the nation's electric power system. GWAC enlists industry involvement to: articulate the goal of interoperability across the electric system; identify the concepts and architectures needed to make interoperability possible; and develop actionable steps to facilitate interoperability of the systems, devices, and institutions that encompass the nation's electric system.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.gridwiseac.org/about/publications.aspx
IPR Policy: See Section 2.1.3, available at: http://www.gridwiseac.org/pdfs/gridwise_ac_bylaws.pdf
Current Status: Active