Aaron Snyder Elected to The GridWise Architecture Council
Director of Grid Technology Consulting joins prominent smart grid council
EnerNex today announced the election of Aaron Snyder, Director of Grid Technology Consulting, to the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC). Snyder is one of four new industry leaders to join the 13-member volunteer council.
GWAC was convened in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Energy with support from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As a volunteer council, the GWAC includes practitioners and leaders with broad-based knowledge and expertise in power, information technology, telecommunications, financial systems, and other fields who are working together toward a coordinated GridWise vision — the transformation of the nation’s energy system into a rich, collaborative network filled with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities.
For more information on the Architecture Council’s mission, visit: https://www.gridwiseac.org/.
Aaron Snyder, Ph.D., Director of Grid Technology Consulting
As the Director of Grid Technology Consulting at EnerNex, Aaron works with many utility and vendor clients on metering, AMI, Smart Grid, and Grid Modernization projects, specializing in testing, metering, requirements, specifications, solution architecture, and consumer issues. In recent years he has been supporting Grid Modernization projects (AMI, DA, Microgrid, ADMS) in the USA, Middle East, and West Africa. His work has been to support the utility teams in all aspects of strategy development, requirements, specification authoring, vendor interviews, procurement support (bidder evaluations), and pre-deployment support.
For three years he was the deputy project manager for the NIST SGIP Administrator, and was the technical champion for five of the twenty SGIP priority action plans, all of which related to metering and data specification standards. He is a member of the Board of the UCA International Users Group and participates in standards development activities at national and international levels. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Originally from West Virginia, Aaron earned degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies Electrical Engineering, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.