Mark Maddox, Senior Vice President Government Affairs of Arcadian Networks, has been chosen by the GridWise™ Alliance to serve as Chairman of its Legislative and Policy Working Group (LPWG).

As part of the GridWise Alliance, the LPWG shares the same vision of an electric system that integrates the infrastructure, processes, devices, information and market structure so that energy can be generated, distributed, and consumed more efficiently and cost effectively. The Alliance's end goal is to improve the efficient use of our nation's energy system.

The LPWG was created to identify key legislative and policy issues that could potentially impact the deployment of the smart grid. It works to develop consensus positions and implement strategies in response to those issues that are consistent with the GridWise Alliance's goals; and is a valued source of information for legislators and regulators on all topics relating to a smart grid.

Already working out of Arcadian Networks' Washington D.C. office to lead all government regulation activities related to smart grid legislation and deployments, Maddox is playing an integral role in setting policies focused on transforming the electric grid to the smart grid.