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The View from
the Top of the
Mountain
By David Forfia, Mark Knight, and Ron Melton

Building a Community
of Practice with the
GridWise Transactive
Energy Framework

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THE TOPIC OF "TRANSACTIVE ENERGY" (TE)
has received more and more attention over the past 18
months. For example, it has been a part of the New
York Reforming the Energy Vision discussions and the
topic of activities such as the National Institute of Standards (NIST) TE Challenge. This growing discussion
stems, in part, from the realization that new approaches
are needed to efficiently and reliably integrate growing
numbers of distributed energy resources (DERs).
In anticipation of the applicability of TE systems
to emerging challenges in grid integration, the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) began to build
a community of practice in the area of TE systems.
(See "What Is the GWAC?") Starting with a workshop on the topic of TE in May 2011, the GWAC
brought together about a dozen interested researchers and practitioners from utilities, vendors, labs, and

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