P2030 Smart Grid Working Group for the power engineering

Sponsored by DTE Energy, the meeting will be held jointly with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2293 Energy Transfer System for Electric Vehicles Task Force.

DTE Energy is the first host utility to sponsor this IEEE event. Vince Dow, DTE Energy’s Vice President for Distribution Operations, will kick off the meeting and a collaborative planning session between the SAE J2293 Task Force and the IEEE P2030 Working Group. The combined group will discuss smart grid strategies to address the needs of electric vehicles, a key application for smart grid in the future.

Individuals and organizations interested in shaping the smart grid can register online to attend the meeting. Alternatively, IEEE plans to offer live meeting web conferencing for this event and online registration is now available for either option. Registrations must be completed by Monday, January 18, 2010 at:

The three day meeting will focus on formalizing the outline of the IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), and End-Use Applications and Loads (P2030) developed during the October 2009 meeting. When completed, the guide will provide a knowledge base that addresses terminology, characteristics, functional performance and evaluation criteria, and the application of engineering principles for smart grid interoperability of the electric power system with end-use applications and loads in addition to alternate approaches to good practices for the smart grid.

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