IEEE Smart Distribution Working Group 


Treatment and advancement of design concepts and philosophies as they apply to the optimization of smart distribution systems including overhead and underground distribution. Development of environmentally acceptable and technically and economically feasible design guidelines.


Larry Clark

Alabama Power Company, A Southern Company

Principal Engineer – Power Delivery

Distribution Management Systems

600 North 18th Street

P.O. Box 2641

Birmingham, AL 35291-0735

Telephone: 205.257.4230


Vice Chair
Bob Uluski


VP, DMS & DA Systems
1027 Stevens Drive

Fort Washington, PA, 19034

Telephone: 215.539.7484

Fred Friend, P.E.
American Electric Power
Staff Engineer, Distribution Standards
1 Riverside Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: 614.716.3139



Link to Volt-VAR Task Force Page 


Link to DMS Task Force Page 

List of members

For any change in the list, please contact the secretary (The SDWG mailing list will be updated accordingly)

Reference documents, reports and presentations relative to Smart Distribution 

The above link gives access to public documents, Panel session or Working group presentations, utilities' roadmap and vision related to Smart Distribution

Next Meeting

The working group regularly meets with the IEEE Distribution Subcommittee. See the schedule for the subcommittee's next meetings.

Meetings agendas and minutes

Please forward any suggestions or comments to Larry Clark 

Upcoming Conferences related to Smart Distribution

  • IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT); 17 - 20 February 2015; Washington DC, USA;
  • International Conference on Smart Cities and Greens ICT Systems (SmartGreens 2015); 20 - 22 May 2015; Lisbon, Portugal;
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting; 26 - 30 July 2015; Denver, CO;
  • IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference - Latin America (ISGT LA); 5 - 7 October 2015; Montevideo, Uruguay;
  • IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference - Asia (ISGT Asia); 4 - 6 November 2015; Thailand, Bangkok;

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