This set of slides was presented at the PES General Meeting on July 27-31, 2009 . This is the agenda for the Smart Grid Super Session. The Smart Grid Super Session is intended to update you on the state of the art. Presentations in this session include what is really going on from around the world in the session. In this session, several utilities spoke for their regions offering views from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. The session then shifted to discuss what groups have been formed and what work is underway, followed by a discussion of the various new laws and regulations from around the world that will impact smart grid development and deployment. Finally the state of the smart grid coordinating committee was discussed, together with what IEEE is doing, including opportunities to get involved. This includes a look at work underway at NIST, IEC and other organizations that may impact standards and other efforts.