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Colloquium - Brodt-Giles, Macmillan and Wood

OpenEI.org: Sharing the World's Energy Information
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Stuart Macmillan
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2/16/2011
11:30am-1:00pm

The Open Energy Information project, or OpenEI, is a content sharing and collaboration community focused on accelerating our transition to clean energy systems. Its current platform allows for the sharing of energy data, tools, models and knowledge. By facilitating the efficient and widespread sharing of energy-related content, we believe that OpenEI can help accelerate innovation, development and deployment of clean energy systems. In this talk, we'll provide an introduction to OpenEI, its current status, future plans, and how it can serve as an example of the challenges and opportunities involved with efforts to create any domain-specific community commons.

Debbie Brodt-Giles manages the effort to improve public access to energy information and data using a wiki-based platform called Open Energy Information or OpenEI. For the past 15 years, Brodt-Giles has led the effort to develop, maintain, and expand advanced transportation and alternative fuels web sites, online tools, and information resources for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In her current role, she is leading the Digital Assets effort at NREL to develop and expand the OpenEI platform and working on development of an NREL registry of data, tools, and developer application program interfaces (APIs). She is also leading the Smart Grid team tasked with collecting, managing, and visualizing data and results from Smart Grid Projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) across the country. Prior to joining NREL, Brodt-Giles worked at Southern California Edison and coordinated projects within the Demand Side Management and System Impacts Programs, which evaluated the potential load impacts of electric vehicles (EVs) on the utility distribution system. She was the project leader for the Electric Vehicle Trials Program and the General Motors PrEView Drive Program. Brodt-Giles has a BS degree in business administration with a marketing emphasis from California State University at Northridge. She is also a member of the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE).

Stuart Macmillan is a Chief Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has been active in the development of several global open communities and was on the founding team of JavaSoft. Stuart holds a MS and PhD from Stanford University.

Jamey Wood is the lead architect and software engineer for the OpenEI project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Formerly, Jamey was employed at Sun Microsystems for over ten years. There, he worked on a variety of projects including the sun.com website, community management for the GlassFish application server, and development of the "service tags" mechanism for tracking customer installations of all Sun software and hardware products. Jamey holds a BS degree in computer science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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