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 DMS

600 North 18th Street

P.O. Box 2641

Birmingham, AL 35291-0735

Telephone: 205.257.4230


Vice Chair
Sal Martino

Duke Energy

Senior Engineering Technologist

6325 Wilkinson Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28214

Telephone: 704.395.4426


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  (Legacy)  The DMS is moving as a Working Group to Distribution System Operations Planning (DSOP) Subcommittee, which reports to PSOPE Technical Committee.

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 T&D Conference & Exhibition, April 16-19, 2018, Denver, CO
  • IEEE PES GM, August 5-10, 2018, Portland, OR

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