A Smart Grid Reference Library

Whether you're new to the smart grid concept, a developer looking for technical documentation, or involved in any aspect of planning for the grid, there is now a central online resource for information on all things "smart grid". The Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) will officially go live in Fall 2010, but for the time being it's available publicly in beta form:

"It is envisioned that the SGIC portal will be the essential gateway that connects the smart grid community to the relevant sources of information that are currently scattered and distributed on the worldwide web. The portal will also direct its users to other pertinent sources or databases for additional data, case studies, etc. It will serve as a decision support tool for both state and federal regulators in their deliberations for rule-making and evaluating the impact of their investments in the smart grid technologies and software."

This site will likely prove to be an invaluable reference library for those involved in any aspect of the smart grid, with information available on a wide variety of subjects all aimed at providing awareness and furthering the development of the smart grid community.