Gaithersburg, MD, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 26, 2012 – The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has established a new Priority Action Plan, PAP-21, focused on weather information.
Multiple standards setting organizations are currently working on models for weather information. Within SGIP, a number of groups had identified the need to develop a unified modeling approach and/or a well defined weather information model development ecosystem to ensure consistency and mappings. These groups believed that SGIP, with its broad stakeholder representation from key communities (including renewable/distributed resources, distribution utility, and ISO/RTO), could play a constructive role in coordinating the co-development of these weather information models and ensuring interoperability.
- Identify and document weather model efforts and standards under development
- Coordinate and collect smart grid weather use cases and develop additional use cases where needed
- Draft a white paper on weather information model requirements that will address the needs identified by the use cases
- Provide SGIP requirements on weather information to the standards organizations and coordinate harmonization to ensure that developed weather data standards will be interoperable.