Smart grid catalog of standards takes shape


Steve Widergren,
SGIP 2011 Plenary
Montreal, QC, Canada — (METERING.COM) — July 19, 2011 – The proposed smart grid Catalog of Standards is starting to take shape with the first six standards approved for entry.

The first six standards, which were voted on by members of the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, are:

  • NEMA SG-AMI 1-2009 Requirements for Smart Meter Upgradeability
  • IETF Internet Protocol Standards for Smart Grid
  • NISTIR 7761 Guidelines for Assessing Wireless Standards for Smart Grid Applications
  • NAESB Energy Usage Information
  • SAE J1772-TM-2010 Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler
  • SAE J2836/1 Use Cases for Communication between Plug-in Vehicles and the Utility Grid.

These standards have resulted from the work of several of the SGIP’s Priority Action Plans, which are fast tracking activities in specific identified areas.

The Catalog is aimed to serve as a compendium of standards, practices and guidelines relevant for smart grid development, and it is envisaged that eventually it will contain hundreds of such entries.

In a new initiative announced last week by SGIP 2011 Plenary chair Steve Widergren, the SGIP is to review for inclusion in the Catalog the 83 NIST-“identified” standards listed in the NIST Framework and Roadmap document.