Richard “Dick” Brooks is a Professional Software Architect with over 30 years of software engineering accomplishments, primarily serving the Energy industry. As a Senior Software Consultant with Digital Equipment Corporation, he participated in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on the design and development of RFC 1767 MIME Encapsulation of EDI Objects and RFC 4130 EDIINT AS2. While serving as the Chief Technical Officer of TECH-COMM Inc, he co-chaired the GISB Electronic Delivery Mechanism (EDM) committee to exchange EDI data over the Internet, which was adopted as a FERC regulation under CFR Title 18 Part 284. He was co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Group 8760 where he led development of the Company’s market leading B2B software product, Inside Agent, a NAESB EDM software package, that reliably processes $65 Billion in transactions annually. He gained international acclaim as a co-author of the UN/CEFACT - OASIS ebXML Message Service Specification and was appointed to serve as the liaison assigned to the World Wide Web consortium where he coordinated the convergence of ebxml and SOAP.
The ebxml MSS has been adopted by the IEC as Technical Standard 62325-502:2005, a standard for energy industry communications. The ebxml MSS has seen widespread adoption across the European Energy industry ENTSOG.
Serving under Dave Darnell of Systrends he worked as an Advisor to Eirgrid, the ISO for Ireland, where he developed a framework for the Company’s Security Architecture. In 2004 he joined ISO New England as the Company’s Enterprise Architect, serving under Eugene Litvinov, where he developed, and successfully implemented the Company’s enterprise wide Service Oriented Architecture, co-authored the Company’s Smart Grid white paper, co-authored an award winning DOE Smart Grid funding proposal to install PMU devices, served as a software architect for ISO New England’s Forward Capacity Market Clearing Engine, and led industry wide standards development at NAESB, which earned him an ANSI Meritorious Service Award, and the ISO/RTO Council (Enterprise Architecture Standards V1.0). He represented ISO New England on the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and helped set the stage for standards to accommodate ISO/RTO Smart Grid operations, as well as other grid operations. As a Technical Lead and Principal Information Architect he led development of ISO New England’s Business Intelligence and Data Analytics platform over eight years and created the most widely utilized analysis used throughout ISO New England, the Market Monitoring Department FPA Viewer.
He has been a member of the IEEE and ACM for over 30 years. He currently serves as co-chair of the FERC/NAESB e-forms sub-committee and is an active member of NAESB’s cybersecurity sub-committee, responsible for the WEQ-012 PKI standards and is an active member of the Energy Central Community where he publishes reports, white papers and blog posts.
Is a Company dedicated to supporting Energy Industry stake holders with their business, technical and data analytic needs. Focusing primarily on those Companies operating in the New England Control Area, but also capable of supporting other deregulated market areas subjected to FERC oversight. Dick Brooks, the Founder of REA, is a technical leader with extensive experience designing and building Business Intelligence (OBIEE), Data Analytic Platforms and Enterprise Architectures. He continues to lead the development of energy industry standards at NAESB and in committee meetings where market rules and industry standards are being developed. He is the primary author of the "Always on Capacity Exchange" concept under consideration for submission to NAESB as a standards request.