The GridPathway Institute (GPI)
GPI is an independent organization headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, concentrating on research and development of solutions for power grid transformation, including electrification and decarbonization. The institute is committed to actualizing Smart Grid Interoperability (SGI) developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST 4.0) and standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The GPI Collaboratory was established in 2008 and works towards aligning, converging, and integrating SGI implementation efforts between several organizations. These organizations include Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), National Science Foundation Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (NSF G.R.A.P.E.S), University of Texas-Austin Semiconductor Power Electronics Center (SPEC), and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Sustainable Electric Energy Systems (SEES), and the Texas State University Consortium “Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration, and Applied Research” (CIEDAR).
The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to create 200-400K, high-value, SGI-oriented jobs to decentralize grid control to enable the scalable, plug-and-play insertion of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) devices. A joint development effort with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will train and provide a diversified workforce.
GPI members are neither employed nor compensated by GridPathway.
Dr. John Sibley Butler
Professor, UT Austin McCombs School of Business
Founder & CEO, GridPathway
co-Director, TXST Connected Infrastructure Initiative
Founder, CMG Consulting
Stan McClellan, PhD
Director, NASA/JSC JETS Program
Founder, Insignis Ventures
CEO, Avatekh Inc.
Founder, NetZero Beyond
Dr. Jorge Vanegas
Director, Texas A&M Institute for Sustainable Communities
Board of Experts
Dr. Michael Howard
President Emeritus, EPRI
Director, ICCS EPRI
Dr. Ram Adapa
Technical Executive, EPRI
Dr. Alan Mantooth
Executive Director, NSF GRAPES Lab
Grid Lead, Utilicast
President, Geometric Strategies
Board Member, SwRI; Former CEO, CPS Energy
Director, Power Systems, SwRI
Dr. Mark Sapia
Technologist, Power Systems, GE/Hitachi
Grid Global Architect, Intel
Dr. Alex Q. Huang
Director, UT Austin SPEC Lab
Director, National Business Development, IBEW