The U.S. Department of Energy Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) Interoperability Technical Review Meeting, in partnership with NKSoft KEMA, scheduled for December 10-11, 2020 at American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio in Columbus, Ohio.


Interoperability Strategic Vision Overview - Steve Widergren
Grid of the Future: The Utility Experience in Smart Grid and Smart City Efforts - John Chowdhury
Ginlong Solis Presentation to GMLC Interoperability Meeting on behalf of Sunspec Alliance - Susanna “Qiang” Huang
Integration Ecosystems Panel - Raymond Kaiser
Interoperability Maturity Model - Mark Knight
Roadmap Process Overview and Mini-Demonstration - Dave Narang, Maurice Martin, and Adarsh Nagarajan
Integration Ecosystems Panel - John Chowdhury
Integration Ecosystems Panel - Howard Self
Observations, Feedback, & Next Steps - Steve Widergren

The GMLC Interoperability project works with industry to establish a strategic vision of interoperability for grid modernization.  This second meeting with industry participants, shared progress and solicited feedback on three work products:  a strategic vision for interoperability, a tool to help measure interoperability (i.e., an interoperability maturity model), and a methodology for developing roadmaps to move from today’s situation toward the vision of an interactive grid characterized by easy to integrate devices and systems.  In addition to providing valuable feedback, attendees were asked to help shape future work directions toward achieving tangible results.

Topics explored included:

Defining criteria and measuring interoperability
Application of roadmap methodology and tools in specific grid-related ecosystems
Trial candidates for roadmap methodology
Approaches to encourage interoperability advancement including model language for procurement specifications, cost/benefits of interoperability, and demonstrations of advanced interoperability capabilities
Dates and Times
December 10: Security Check In from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

December 10: Meeting from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

December 11: Meeting from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

DOE in partnership with NKSoft KEMA Consulting

Event Venue


American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio in


4144 Lincoln Drive, Columbus, Ohio

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    10 Dec 2020
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    08:30AM - 5:00PM
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    The U.S. Department of Energy and NKSoft KEMA Consulting
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