Aaron Snyder Joins The GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) as Associate Member
The GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) is a team of industry leaders who are shaping the guiding principles, or architecture, of a highly intelligent and interactive electric system—one ripe with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities. This architecture will provide guidelines for interaction between participants and interoperability between technologies and systems.
The Council is neither a design team, nor a standards making body. Our role is to help identify areas for standardization that allow significant levels of interoperation between system components. We are helping to outline a philosophy of inter-system operation that preserves the freedom to innovate, design, implement and maintain each organization’s portion of the electrical system.
For more information on the Architecture Council’s mission, visit the website: 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 the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, in Grenoble, France.