SIP Forum establishes new smart grid special interest group


Arjun Roychowdhury,
Hughes Systique
Stockholm, Sweden and North Andover, MA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — November 4, 2009 – Then SIP Forum has recently formed a new Smart Grid Special Interest Group (SIG) with the focus of evaluating the appropriateness of using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as a protocol for a number of smart grid areas, including the home area network (HAN), utilities’ operational network, and plug-in electric vehicle deployments.

The group will also evaluate the appropriateness of SIP in the list of priorities identified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the document “NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Release 1.0.”

The chairs of the SIG are Arjun Roychowdhury of Hughes Systique Corporation and Richard Shockey from the SIP Forum.

The SIG also intends to create a whitepaper on how using SIP could bring in new and innovative services for the smart grid network in the future.