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Next Generation Grid Data Architecture and Control Workshop

Sponsored by CURENT and NRECA

This workshop brought together leading utility, vendor, and research practitioners who shared their outlook and plans to respond to the changes.  The workshop provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about and contribute their own perspectives on the data and control requirements for the future grid.



Starts: November 17, 2014

Registration: 12:30 PM

Ends: November 18, 2014

Adjourn: 5:00 PM


Hilton Arlington

950 North Stafford Street

Arlington, Virginia, 22203

TEL: 1-703-528-6000


Schedule (Updated: Oct. 29th, 2014)

The Agenda is Now Available Here

A PDF Downloadable Agenda is Available Here

More Information

Distributed, smaller-scale, and flexible electric grid installations are driving change in the data and control layers of the electric grid. As energy is produced and consumed at finer resolutions, new control applications and services will be created. The analytics to drive these applications and services will necessarily rely on a data layer that helps stitch these systems into a loosely coupled yet reliable energy delivery system.

Panels included:

  • Data challenges as perceived by the electric utility industry 
  • Vendor provided data solutions 
  • Information and control challenges from rapid DER growth 
  • Experiences and lessons learned from other sectors

Emphasis was placed on critical areas where breakout sessions explored:

  • Upcoming challenges in future grid control 
  • Data analytics needed to address the future grid 
  • Likely areas of rapid information growth and interface needs to support them

File Archive

To view the materials from this conference and past conferences, go to the File Archive.

To gain password access to the files, please contact Brad Trento (btrento@utk.edu)