IEEE 2030 standard establishes smart grid interoperability reference model and knowledge base


Dick DeBlasio,
Chair, IEEE 2030
Working Group
Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 21, 2011 – The IEEE 2030 – Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads has been approved and published, the IEEE has announced.

IEEE 2030 establishes a globally relevant smart grid interoperability reference model and knowledge base that can be used by utilities, manufacturers, scientists, governments, and standards development organizations.

IEEE 2030 provides alternative approaches and best practices for smart grid work worldwide and defines terminology, characteristics, functional performance and evaluation criteria and the application of engineering principles for smart grid interoperability of the EPS with end-use applications and loads. Additionally, it defines design tables and the classification of data flow characteristics necessary for interoperability, with emphasis on functional interface identification, logical connections and data flows, communications and linkages, digital information management, cybersecurity and power generation usage.

“IEEE 2030 is poised to support the accelerated rollout of the smart grid and realization of the revolutionary benefits – greater consumer choice, improved electric system reliability and increased reliance on renewable sources of energy – that it promises for people worldwide,” commented Dick DeBlasio, IEEE 2030 Working Group chair and chief engineer at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).

Work has commenced on three IEEE 2030 extensions:

  • IEEE P2030.1 – Guide for Electric-Sourced Transportation Infrastructure, which is intended to establish guidelines that can be used in addressing applications for road-based personal and mass transportation
  • IEEE P2030.2 – Guide for the Interoperability of Energy Storage Systems Integrated with the Electric Power Infrastructure, which is intended to help users achieve greater understanding of energy storage systems by defining interoperability characteristics of various system topologies and to illustrate how discrete and hybrid systems may be successfully integrated with and used compatibly as part of the electric power infrastructure
  • IEEE P2030.3 – Standard for Test Procedures for Electric Energy Storage Equipment and Systems for Electric Power Systems Applications, which is intended to establish a standard for test procedures around verifying conformance of storage equipment and systems to storage interconnection standards.