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Power and SmartGrid


Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)
Develops and promotes a wireless power standard for the charging of electrical devices *Merged with Power Matters Alliance (PMA) to form AirFuel

American Public Power Association (APPA)
Promotes the interests of community-owned electric utilities and their users (U.S.)

Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC)
Develops and promotes solutions to problems of electric utilities

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Climate Savers Computing Initiative
Promoted smart technologies to reduce energy consumption of computers *Merged with The Green Grid in 2012

Colombia Inteligente Initiative
Promotes effective strategies for the implementation of smart grid technology (Columbia)

Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
Promotes improved electric power systems

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Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
Promotes the development of smart grid technologies to better manage electricity usage

DLMS User Association
Develops and maintains an identification system for electricity meter data exchange

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Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Promotes the interests of investor-owned electric companies

EIS Alliance
Develops and promotes products and services in the areas of energy management systems and smart grid technologies

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Promotes research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public

EMerge Alliance
Promotes the rapid adoption of safe, low voltage DC power distribution and use in commercial building interiors

European Forum for Energy Business Information Exchange (ebIX)
Develops standards for the energy industry (Europe)

European Union Smart Grid Coordination Group
Developed standards and architecture for implementing Mandate M/490 on smart grid standardization (Europe) *Inactive

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G3-PLC Alliance
Develops and promotes the implementation of G3-PLC in smart grid applications

Green Button Alliance
Develops and promotes the Green Button energy standard

Grid-Interop Forum
Develops and promotes the creation of a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system (U.S.)

Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power (Europe) *Inactive since 2009

Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC)
Promotes interoperability between electric system components (U.S.)

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HDPV Alliance
Develops and promotes lower cost and higher performance Photovoltaic (PV) systems

High Definition Power Line Communication (HD-PLC)
Develops and promotes technology which uses existing electric power lines for data transmission

HomeGrid Forum
Promotes adoption of Gigabit Home Networking through technical and marketing efforts

HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Develops and promotes powerline networks and products

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India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)
Promotes the development of smart grid technologies in India (India)

International Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF)
Promotes interconnectivity and communications standards for the oil industry

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Japan Smart Community Alliance (JSCA)
Promotes the domestic and overseas dissemination of smart community technologies (Japan)

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Korea Smart Grid Standardization Forum
Promotes private sector cooperation for standardization and Jeju Smart Grid test-bed consortia (S. Korea)

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MESA Standards Alliance
Develops the Modular Energy Storage Architecture standard for use in grid-connected energy storage

Mobile PC Extended Battery Life (EBL) Working Group
Develops extended battery life in mobile PC platforms

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National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Promotes the interests of state public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services (U.S.)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Promotes and develops standards for the electrical industry

Develops and deploys products that support NBASE-T technology and the NBASE-T specification

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Develops and enforces reliability standards for the bulk power system in North America (North America)

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Open Charge Alliance (OCA)
Promotes and provides a forum for the development of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), a standard for uniform communications between Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points and the central management system

OpenADR Alliance
Promotes OpenADR standards throughout the energy industry

OpenSG User's Group (OSGug)
Develops and promotes advanced metering infrastructures and demand response solutions

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Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (POSC)
Developed specifications for information modeling, information management, and data and application integration for the E&P industries *Now Energistics

Power Matters Alliance (PMA)
Develops and promotes advanced wireless power to charge devices both at home and remotely

PRIME Alliance
Develops and promotes a narrowband power line standard for Smart Grid products and services

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RF Energy Alliance
Promotes the development of standard specifications for solid-state RF energy

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Smart Battery System Implementers Forum (SBS-IF)
Develops, promotes and supports open standards for smart battery systems

Smart Homes & Buildings Association (SH&BA)
Promotes smart products and services for people at home, in buildings and communities

System Management Interface Forum (SMIF)
Promotes and supports the development of specifications relating to power management and systems technology implementations

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TALQ Consortium
Develops and promotes a management software interface for Outdoor Lighting Networks

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UCA International Users Group
Promotes the integration and interoperability of electric/gas/water utility systems

UPVI Alliance
Develops and promotes a common specification for photovoltaic (PV) modules related to solar energy

UV LED Curing Association
Promotes improvements in UV LED curing applications and develops related guidelines to accelerate adoption

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WiSun Alliance
Develops and promotes the adoption of wireless Smart Grid Networks

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