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Advisory Committee Information:
Cuong Nguyen
301-975-2254 Telephone
301-975-4091 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8200
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200

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NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee


The Committee provides input to NIST on the smart grid standards, priorities and gaps, and on the overall direction, status and health of the smart grid implementation by the smart grid industry including identification of issues and needs. Input to NIST will be used to help guide Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities and also assist NIST in directing research and standards activities. The duties of the Committee are solely advisory in nature in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. A copy of the Committee Charter is accessible here.

Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, NIST has "primary responsibility to coordinate development of a framework that includes protocols and model standards for information management to achieve interoperability of smart grid devices and systems."

Reports & Documents

Request for Nominations to NIST Federal Advisory Committees
Release Dates: November 5, 2014,  December 8, 2015

NIST SGAC Comments on SGIP Business Sustainment Plan Version 2
Release Date: June 25, 2012

NIST SGAC Comments on SGIP Business Sustainment Plan
Release Date: May 4, 2012

NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee Report
Release Date: March 5, 2012


September 29, 2010  Federal Register NoticeMeeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes
                                  Presentation Slides

March 24, 2011  Federal Register NoticeMeeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes, 
                          Presentation Slides

August 23, 2011 Federal Register Notice,  Meeting AgendaSubcommittee 1 & 2 Draft ,
                          Subcommittee 3 DraftSubcommittee 4 Draft, 
                          Presentation Slides

November 29, 2011 Federal Register Notice, Meeting Agenda
Draft Committee Recommendations: Overview, Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Appendix

July 27, 2012 Federal Register Notice, Agenda, Responses from BSPWG to SGFAC on Business Plan, NIST-RASEI Smart Grid Workshop Preliminary Agenda, Draft Conceptual Agenda for Fall/Winter Meeting, SGIP Responses to Recommendations from SGAC Report, SGIP 2.0 Status Update

December 18-19, 2012 Federal Register Notice, Meeting Agenda, Presentation Slides

April 19, 2013  Federal Register Notice

Federal register notice of the Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation

March 18, 2014 Federal Register Notice ( this meeting has been postponed)

June 3-4, 2014  Federal Register NoticeMeeting Minutes

September 9, 2014  Federal Register Notice, Meeting Minutes

July 30-31, 2015 Federal Register Notice (Note:This meeting has been changed to a virtual meeting. Please contact Cuong Nguyen at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov to obtain details to join the meeting.) Meeting Minutes

   •   Agenda

   •  Presentation

January 26,27  2016  Federal Register Notice (Note: This meeting has been postponed due to winter weather.)

  •   Agenda 


David Owens, Chair
Executive Vice President Business Operations
Edison Electric Institute

William O. Ball
Executive Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer
Southern Company

Lawrence E. Jones
Vice President, International Programs
Edison Electric Institute

Paul Centolella
Paul Centolella & Associates LLC

Terry Mohn , Vice Chair
Executive Consultant
Open Access Technology International (OATI)

Kevin F. Nolan
Vice President of Technology
GE Appliances

William H. Sanders
Director, Information Trust Institute and
Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thomas J. Tobin
Chief Technology Officer
S&C Electric Company