Smart Grid Roadmap Discussion Series:
Finding Your Value in Smart Grid
Smart Grid Oregon’s mission is to build a vibrant smart grid industry in Oregon and the Region. If we do Smart Grid deployment right in the Northwest, it will be a major new economic driver that provides many environmental benefits. One component of this initiative is to accelerate adoption of smart grid technologies and products in Oregon and the region. A key method for pursuing this mission is to create a dialog with various stakeholder groups in the electrical system to envision a common smart grid future, help influence public policy and enable successful implementation.
One of the challenges is crafting productive and valuable dialogues within and between stakeholder communities to create a common understanding and vision for the smart grid. As a complement to both our Roadmap Project and the Policy Committee agenda, SGO is hosting a series of dialogues with key stakeholder communities about the value opportunities and issues that smart grid technologies and concepts can create. The intent is to insure a common understanding of smart grid for specific stakeholder communities in order to generate a common vision for the future and understand the actions needed to achieve that vision. The series design envisions a panel of key stakeholder representatives from a specific area of interest an assignment to discuss a range of key questions from their perspective.
The Smart Grid Roadmap Discussion Series
is intended to:
1) Illuminate or discover the critical problems that could be solved for a specific community using smart grid technologies and business processes;
2) Understand the relative importance (how compelling the problem and solution are) versus other stakeholder challenges;
3) Understand key policy changes that could enable the solutions to be accelerated. The first stakeholder group in the series will be companies in the area developing and selling “smart grid” products, services and solutions. The vendor community is particularly interested in policies that encourage widespread adoption of new smart grid technologies.
Follow-on programs are planned for the energy efficiency, wind, solar, consumer-owned utilities and IOUs are being planned. For details, please see the following: Roadmap Discussion Event Series
for roadmap events, please see the links below:
EVENT 6: Renewable Energy Integration (March 5, 2013)
EVENT 5: Transactive Energy - Conference Preview (January 28, 2013)
EVENT 4: Smart Buildings & Smart Grid (December 4, 2012)
EVENT 3: Transportation Electrification & Smart Grid (October 4, 2012)
EVENT 2: Smart Grid & Energy Efficiency (May 31st, 2012)
EVENT 1: Finding Stakeholder Value in Smart Grid (March 29th, 2012)