The CIM Users Group held its seventh formal meeting on the Microsoft campus in December. Attendees numbered 83 despite the conference's late winter date. By all measures it was a very successful meeting, even when interrupted by a severe snowstorm (by Seattle standards).
- Half the attendees attended the CIM University tutorial session in advance of the conference.
- A number of new AMI-related projects and other smart grid developments were introduced.
- More agenda time was provided for working groups - all seemed to make more progress.
- Updates were provided for interoperability testing and EPRI projects, as well as developments in Europe.
After a brief break the Processes working group will turn its attention to the spring Europe conference. The UCTE project is creating a focus point there for more wide-spread adoption of CIM. Our fall 2009 meeting will take place at EPRI headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
So we are pleased - but not satisfied. There is always room for improvement - please do let us know what changes you would like to see in our user group meetings.
Best for the new year,