Kezunovic elected to Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee

Dr. Mladen KezunovicDr. Mladen Kezunovic has been elected to the Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC).The SGTCC is one of the two main committees of Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). SGTCC creates and maintains the necessary documentation and organizational framework for compliance, interoperability and cyber security testing and certification for SGIP-recommended Smart Grid standards.Kezunovic was voted onto the first SGIP Governing Board late last year.Established by NIST with the assistance of EnerNex, under a contact enabled by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the new consensus-driven organization provides an open process for businesses and other stakeholder groups to participate in coordinating and accelerating development of standards for the evolving Smart Grid.With membership of close to 500 organizations spread among 22 stakeholder categories, the SGIP has three primary functions: • Provide technical guidance to facilitate development of standards for a secure, interoperable Smart Grid; • Specify testing and certification requirements necessary to assess the interoperability Smart Grid-related equipment, software, and services; and • Oversee the performance of activities intended to expedite the development of interoperability and cyber security specifications by standards development organizations.Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the site director of Power Engineering Research Center (PSerc), an NSF I/UCRC at Texas A&M. Before joining Texas A&M he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. from 1979 to 1980 and the Energoinvest Company in Europe from 1980 to 1986.Kezunovic has published more than 400 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and has given numerous seminars, short courses and tutorials. He was invited to give more than 100 lectures worldwide and is listed as a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. While at Texas A&M, Kezunovic was the principal investigator on more than 80 research projects and supervised 40 graduate students. Kezunovic is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of CIGRÉ and a registered professional engineer in Texas.For more information about the SGIP, please visit by Deana Totzke,