This XMLenergy.net site is dedicated to public working groups that are developing
open standards for electronic business transactions (EBTs) in XML for the energy industry.

XMLenergy.net is committed to the free exchange of XML/EBT-related information to help
market participants move towards a simpler, more cost-effective way of doing business.

To promote interest in and use of XML EBT open standards
To organize and sponsor productive working groups
To encourage users of the technology to have a say in the standards process
To encourage public acceptance of open standards
To provide a venue for the free exchange of information

Other Working Groups (Ontario-specific)
OEB Smart Meter Initiative Information Page

Standards Resources
In the absence of clearly-defined industry standards for data and electronic business
transactions, any data interactions between energy market participants would be ad-hoc
at best and chaotic at worst. Strong industry standards are critical to market operations
and the success of new industry initiatives. Below you will find links to various standards
bodies, regulatory authorities, and other important resources to assist you in complying
with market standards.

Ontario Energy Market
The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB)
Ontario Ministry of Energy

Other Electricity Markets

The PJM Interconnection
New York ISO (NYISO)
The New England ISO
The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT)
The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Inc. (MISO)
California ISO (CAISO)

Additional Resources
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Organization of MISO States

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