Customer Grid EdgeIREC hosts Customer Grid Edge (CGE), a committee of experts that seeks to improve interoperability between energy service providers and customer-sited equipment.
Customer Grid Edge (CGE) Committee
CGE was founded in 2008 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) and the GridWise® Architecture Council (appointed by the U.S. Department of Energy) to address issues at the interface between smart grids and customers.
CGE specializes in smart grids and energy management for appliances and electric vehicles, with a focus on customer- and community-sited renewable energy and energy storage. It has been active in proposing U.S. and international electric grid standards and developing educational resources for residential and commercial grid customers.
IREC provides an institutional home for CGE, facilitating its monthly meetings and providing strategic and logistical support for its activities. CGE helps keep IREC apprised of emerging issues related to customer-sited clean energy and smart grid technologies.
CGE is composed of about 170 members that include public utility and energy service providers, developers of distributed energy resources (DERs), equipment suppliers and communication companies, and smart grid researchers. CGE contributes to international standards by providing recommendations on issues such as cybersecurity and solar-plus-storage for the ISO/IEC Home Electronic System (HES) committee developing Internet of Things (IoT)-related standards for homes and buildings.
For information about participating in CGE, please contact:
Dr. Kenneth Wacks, CGE Chair
- Customer metrics for smart grid programs | Manager: Jackson Wang, CEO of e-Radio
- Customer microgrids | Manager: Kay Aikin, CEO of Introspective Systems
- International gateway standards (ISO/IEC): Requirements for cybersecurity, privacy, and safety; Requirements to support solar + storage | Manager: Dr. Timothy Schoechle, CEO of Smart Home Labs
- Electronics in the smart grid: Smart transformer; smart circuit breaker; smart plug; energy storage | Manager: David Katz, CEO of Sustainable Resources Management
- Customer economics | Manager: Dave LeVee, CEO of Pwrcast
- Home nanogrids | Manager: Bruce Nordman, Research Scientist and Engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Application of SolarNetwork to distributed solar resources | Manager: Philip Court, Product and Company Strategy at Ecogy Energy
CGE meets every two weeks on Friday (10:30am -12pm Pacific Time / 1:30pm – 3pm Eastern Time). To receive a calendar invite and Zoom dial-in information, email [email protected]. CGE membership is open to all.
Explore Recent CGE Presentations
- Smart Inverters and Interconnection Evolution | Brian Lydic, IREC | November 18, 2022
- The Equitable Approach to a 100% Clean Energy Future | Stephen MacDonald, TeMix Inc. | TeMix Transactive Energy Services presentation | June 10, 2022; September 29, 2022
- Power Systems Architecture: Critical Tools for Leading 21st Century Grid Transformation Recording and Slides | Mark Paterson, Strategen | July 8, 2022; August 8, 2022
- Grid Problems are Multiplying—Solutions? Recording and Slides | SkyCentrics presentation | May 13, 2022
- IREC: Visioning the Future of DER Integration to Support a 100% Clean Energy Transition | Radina Valova, IREC | April 1, April 15, and April 29, 2022
- Tool For Achieving an Optimum Power Grid Load Shape | Dr. Robert Cruickshank | Recording of Presentation Part 1 on January 14, 2022 | Recording of Part 2 on January 28, 2022. See also this related paper by Dr. Cruickshank, Estimating the Value of Jointly Optimized Electric Power Generation and End Use: A Study of ISO-Scale Load Shaping Applied to the Residential Building Stock, published in the Journal of Building Performance Simulation on December 22, 2021.
- Shaving the Peaks and Filling the Valleys: ANSI/CTA-2045 Energy Management Standard for Water Heaters | Bill Hosken | September 24, 2021
- Outline of Presentation by Dave LeVee of PwrCast: Fundamental Basis for Determining Value and Direction in the Electric Energy Industry | June 4, 2021
- Fundamental Basis for Determining Value and Direction in the Electric Energy Industry | Dave LeVee, PwrCast | May 21, 2021
- A New Catalyst: Unlocking Value For Both DER Owners and the Grid | Ecogy Energy presentation | May 7, 2021
- The Grid of the Future: Architecture, Technology, and Regulation | Dynamic Grid presentation | April 23, 2021
- Economic Fundamentals–Underlying Framework to Pathway Forward for the Electric Energy Industry | Pwrcast presentation | April 23, 2021
Read the Press Release issued when IREC became the host of CGE.