QualityLogic’s James Mater Elected to GridWise Architecture Council
Jan. 30, 2013 – PRLog — MOORPARK, Calif. — James Mater, co-founder and smart grid business general manager of QualityLogic Inc., has been elected to the GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC). QualityLogic is a leader in promoting interoperability in the smart grid, and Mater has spearheaded that effort.
GWAC, a volunteer council, was established in 2004 by the Department of Energy with support from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The GWAC comprises leaders in power, information technology, telecommunications, financial systems and other fields working together to transform the nation’s energy system into a rich, collaborative network filled with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities. For this network to live up to its promise, all parts must interact, or interoperate, seamlessly, and QualityLogic is at the forefront of this effort.
In 2012, GWAC elected Mater as one of its first two Associate Members. He was honored by the Council for “Best Paper” at Grid-Interop 2009 for his work on the Interoperability Maturity Model, and for “Outstanding Technical Paper” for his efforts in promoting information interoperability in 2012.
“It’s a truly an honor to be elected a member of this ground-breaking organization,” said Mater. “I look forward to working with the GWAC at this new level to continue support for standards and interoperability in the smart grid.”
QualityLogic is the testing partner for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration, the largest project of its kind in the U.S. and was selected by the OpenADR Alliance to develop a conformance and interoperability test tool for OpenADR compliant products, and by Itron to develop and conduct testing for its ChoiceConnect® ERT® Certification Program. The Company offers interoperability, conformance, and certification test solutions for other Smart Energy technologies and is an active participant in Smart Grid standards activities, including the OpenADR and ZigBee Alliance, Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability, UCA OpenSG, SGIP, GWAC, MultiSpeak and others.
Departments ranging from IT to Marketing look to QualityLogic to ensure the quality of their websites, provide independent validation of competitive advantages, and develop and execute certification programs for their partners.
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