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ISGAN Smart Grid Project Webinar Series: Transactive Control

10 July 2013

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Presentation: Introduction to the AM webinar and panelists

Presentation: Introduction to the PM webinar and panelists

Presentation: Transactive Control

Transcript—Webinar audio transcript—AM session

Transcript—Webinar audio transcript—PM session

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation, offered this webinar on the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration project, and the development and deployment of a smart grid application called transactive control. The interactive discussion summarized the overall efforts of the project, introduced the basic elements of the transactive control technique and presented preliminary results.


Rob WilhiteRob Wilhite, Global Director, DNV KEMA

For DNV KEMA, Rob Wilhite provides leadership and direction to a worldwide team serving clients with advisory services for utility operations automation, business strategy and markets, and regulatory analyses. In prior industry roles, Rob developed direct knowledge and experience in utility operations, including distribution engineering, metering, energy efficiency, marketing, and customer services. Currently, Rob is responsible for a global business line and fulfills a role on DNV KEMA’s Global Leadership Team. He also serves as an officer for the Global Smart Grid Federation and as a Board Director for GridWise Alliance. Rob was invited to participate in a private listening and action session on the smart grid and energy as part of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in 2011. He was also named as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the U.S. by Consulting Magazine in 2009 and identified in 2012 as one of the Networked Grid 100 Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid by Greentech Media.

Ronald MeltonDr. Ronald Melton, Project Director, Battelle

Dr. Ronald Melton is the director of the Battelle-led Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration project, the administrator of the GridWise® Architecture Council, and Team Lead for Distribution Systems and Demand Response at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He has over 30 years of experience applying computer technology to a variety of engineering and scientific problems. In addition to smart grid-related projects, his recent experience includes research and engineering in cyber security for critical infrastructure protection and process control system security. Dr. Melton is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

About the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project

The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration is the largest of the 16 smart grid demonstration projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. It involves more than 60,000 metered customers and contains many key functions of the future smart grid.

The five main objectives of the project are to:

  • Invest in regional smart grid infrastructure
  • Quantify costs and benefits of smart grid technology
  • Develop a wide area communications and control infrastructure using incentive signals to engage responsive assets
  • Contribute to smart grid standards
  • Facilitate the integration of wind and other renewable energy resources.
About the Clean Energy Solutions Center

The Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, helps governments and policy experts design and implement clean energy policies by providing no-cost expert assistance, training, policy reports, data, and tools. To learn more about the Solutions Center and how it can assist in meeting countries’ clean energy policy objectives, please visit