13 new standards for smart grid Catalog of Standards


Gaithersburg, MD, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — February 11, 2013 – 13 standards have been voted for inclusion in the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Catalog of Standards, bringing the total therein to 56.

These standards are:

  • NAESB REQ 21.TheEnergy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) builds on the NAESB Energy Usage Information (EUI) model and subject to the governing documents and any requirements of the applicable regulatory authority, will help enable retail customers to share energy usage information with third parties who have acquired the right to act in this role. ESPI will provide a consistent method for retail customers to authorize a third party to gain access to energy usage information.
  • NAESB REQ 22.Establishes voluntary model business practices for third party access to smart meter-based information. These business practices are intended only to serve as flexible guidelines rather than requirements, with the onus on regulatory authorities or similar bodies to establish the actual requirements.
  • IEC 62351 Parts 1-7. The scope of the IEC 62351 series is information security for power system control operations. The primary objective is to undertake the development of standards for security of the communication protocols defined by IEC TC 57, specifically the IEC 60870-5 series, the IEC 60870-6 series, the IEC 61850 series, the IEC 61970 series, and the IEC 61968 series. Another objective is to undertake the development of standards and/or technical reports on end-to-end security issues.
    • IEC 62351-1:  Communication network and system security – Introduction to security issues
    • IEC 62351-2:  Glossary of terms
    • IEC 62351-3:  Communication network and system security – Profiles including TCP/IP
    • IEC 62351-4:  Profiles including MMS
    • IEC 62351-5:  Security for IEC 60870-5 and derivatives
    • IEC 62351-6:  Security for IEC 61850
    • IEC 62351-7:  Network and system management (NSM) data object models
  • ITU-T G.9960.Unified High-Speed Wireline-based Home Networking Transceivers – System Architecture and PHY Layer Specification (G.hn/PHY) specifies the system architecture and physical (PHY) layer for wireline-based home networking transceivers capable of operating over premises wiring including inside telephone wiring, coaxial cable, and power line wiring. It complements the data link layer (DLL) specification in Recommendation ITU-T G.9961.
  • ITU-T G.9972.This standard specifies a coexistence mechanism for networking transceivers capable of operating over electrical power lines. The coexistence mechanism allows compliant devices on the same power line wiring to coexist with other devices implementing G.9972.
  • NISTIR 7862.Powerline communication (PLC) systems provide a bi-directional communication platform capable of delivering data for a variety of smart grid applications such as home energy management and intelligent meter reading and control. One benefit of applying PLC on power grid is that it provides an infrastructure that is much more comprehensive and widespread than other wired/wireless alternatives. The use of PLC in the home network enables home appliances and home energy management systems to communicate with no additional wiring and minimal configuration by the home owners.
  • IEEE 1901-2010. Defines a standard for high speed communication devices via electric powerlines, i.e. broadband over powerline (BPL) devices. This standard focuses on the balanced and efficient use of the powerline communications channel by all classes of BPL devices, defining detailed mechanisms for coexistence and interoperability between different BPL devices, and assuring that desired bandwidth and quality of service may be delivered.