Working Group 2: Metering, Communications and Data

Working Group Leader

Matthew Olson P.E.

Networks, Integration & Automation \ Projects

Director \ Transmission & Distribution Services

Burns & McDonnell

Focus of the Working Group

The Metering, Data, and Communications Working Group will examine ways to leverage existing technologies, including advanced metering infrastructure, and the capabilities of new communication architecture technologies to enhance customer value and meet the needs of DER and new technology integration. It will also explore pathways to a secure and connected grid, and discuss methods and tools required to effectively manage and protect increasing amounts of data.

NextGrid Wants Your Input

NextGrid would like to include all perspectives, and welcomes your input. If you are not a member on this working group, but wish to contribute to the discussion with comments related to Working Group meeting agendas and meeting summaries, please submit those comments to All comments will be forwarded to the Working Group Leader. Thank you in advance for your participation in the NextGrid study.

Public Comments Received

Working Group Members

  • Ameren Illinois
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Chargepoint
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Direct Energy
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Elevate Energy
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Hutton Communications, Inc.
  • IGS Energy
  • Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • Itron
  • KDM Engineering
  • Leydig, Voit and Mayer, Ltd.
  • MeterGenius
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator
  • N2Data
  • Plugged in Strategies
  • Sargent & Lundy
  • University of Chicago
  • VASS Solutions
  • West Monroe Partners Energy & Utilities Practice
  • Wired Group
  • Glidepath