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The OGC invites review of location data standards in energy and utility worlds


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Release Date: 
12 September 2013

12 Sep 2013 – The OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG) invites you to attend presentations on Location Communication in Energy and Utility Worlds in sessions at the upcoming OGC Technical Committee Meetings. This is a unique venue for networking, learning about the OGC's standards development and relationship building processes, and shaping standards infrastructure to support institutional cooperation.

The OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group sessions will be held from 1745 CET to 1840 CET on September 23 and 24, 2013.

The OGC Technical Committee Meetings will be held in Frascati, Italy. Registration for the OGC Technical Committee meeting entitles participants to attend all Technical Committee plenary sessions and all of the Domain Working Group meetings. Register at If you are not able to attend the Technical Committee meeting but are interested in attending in the OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group sessions remotely, join the OGC Energy-utilities.dwg listserve for dial-in or login instructions, which will soon be sent to members of this list. Joining this listserve will also keep you informed about the Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group's activities.


September 23, 1745 CET to 1840 CET:

  • "Semantic 3D City Models for Strategic Energy Planning in Berlin & London"
     Tatjana Kutzner, Technische Universität München
  • “Why Energy Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) and Integrated Community Energy Solutions are essential resources for Smart Cities”
     Eddie Oldfield, Principal, Spatial Quest Solutions; Member, National Advisory Committee, QUEST Canada.
  • “Why the development of a 'CarbonML' encoding standard will revolutionize the Carbon Trading World"
     Jamie Gairns, Offsetters

September 24, 1745 CET to 1840 CET:

  • “The Critical Role of Pipeline Open Data Standards (PODS) in Pipeline Integrity Management”
     Janet Sinclair, Executive Director PODS 
  • “Energy Balancing Information Facility. A Smart Grid use case about integration of location into management of energy resources.”
     Paul Janssen, Geonovum, Cerise-Smart Grid Project)
  • "Opportunities for OGC Standards-based AR Systems in Energy and Utilities"
     Mike Reynolds, Augmented Technologies, and Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting.

For information about joining the OGC and the OGC Energy and Utilities Domain Working Group, contact Renee Bogle Hughes. Renee is Chair of the OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group and Principal at Energy Transformation Consulting.  RBogleHughes [at], phone +1-610-812-5718.

The OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG) was chartered last year in acknowledgement of the significant and far reaching global opportunity that collaboration can play in maximizing the value of information technology for the international Energy and Utilities industry. This working group is focused on identifying the relative value of communicating "where" in a broad range of decision making and analytics scenarios in the Energy and Utilities ecosystem. The scope of the working group’s interoperability efforts includes data and systems that are traditionally associated with "smart grid," as well as interoperability needs related to oil and gas pipeline safety, smarter cities, integrated community energy strategies, energy efficient buildings, reduced power outage restoration times and other energy and utility activities. 

About the OGC

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 475 companies, government agencies, research organizations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, mainstream IT, and wireless and location-based services. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at