Phil Ngo, Director of Engineering at Recurve, provides insights into the OpenEEmeter and EEweather, which is an open source implementation of the CalTRACK Methods that resides in LF Energy (Linux Foundation).
The GRID kick off meeting was held on March 6, 2019. The meeting covered the governance structure for the Energy Market Methods Consortium (EM2) and explored the range of topics that may be covered in the GRID working group.
GRID will cover issues at the boundaries of CalTRACK, by developing consistent methods for adjustments to avoided energy use, which may be necessary for to reflect incremental grid impacts.
Experts from around the industry contributed in this inaugural meeting by discussing the process and content for future discussions. More contributors are welcome as the group moves toward testing and articulating the detailed approaches that will evolve from the process.
The next GRID working group meeting will be held on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM (PT). See the EM2 Calendar for the full details for all working group meetings this year. Please contact Bruce Mast about joining the GRID working group or the EM2 Consortium.
The video and slide deck for the GRID kick off meeting are provided in the links below.
Bruce Mast of Ardenna Energy will serving as an Interim Executive Director to administer the processes outlined in the EM2 charter.
Those who would like to join a working group or the technical steering committee can contact Bruce for more information on membership. All meetings are open to the public.
The next phase of collaboration on CalTRACK has commenced! CalTRACK and the OpenEEMeter are migrating to new governance structures and “homes” aligned with the Linux Foundation, one of the largest supporters of open source projects in the world.
CalTRACK methods will continue to be developed under the umbrella of a new group called the Energy Market Methods Consortium (EM2). The CalTRACK methods working group will continue to address updates to the avoided energy use tool and two other working groups will tackle the related topics of adjustments for grid integration (GRID) and secure data transfer (SEAT). The governance of this the project and the three working groups will be under the umbrella of charters approved by the Joint Development Fund.
A video of the kick off meeting, held on February 19th, provides more detail on the structure of the EM2. Unfortunately the recording picked up the video boxes which may impair viewing of some of bullets; so the slide deck is available below the video link.
2019 Calendar For Kick Off, Working Group and Trainings in EM2
A public Google Calendar (Shared EM2 Calendar) includes all EM2 events (kick off, training, and working group meetings). You can copy specific events to your calendar or link to the public calendar.
Sign up on Github to track progress on the OpenEEMeter.
Thank you to all who have contributed in the past. We look forward to continued collaboration and progress in this new phase of development.