Wednesday, May 20, 2009

US DOE supports IEC 61850 for Smart Grids

The US government directly supports the application of IEC 61850 for Smart Grids in the USA. According to a ABB we have a very famous supporter for the standard: DOE Secretary Chu and Commerce Secretary Locke:

"As announced by DOE Secretary Chu and Commerce Secretary Locke on Monday, IEC 61850 will serve as the initial smart grid interoperability standard for substation automation and protection."

Click HERE for the full ABB Press Release.

Click HERE for a Press release of U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu (dated May 18, 2009)

Click HERE for the NIST - Recognized Standards for Inclusion In the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Framework, Release 1.0

Excerpt of standards from the list:

Substation and feeder device automation

IEC 60870-6 / TASE.2
Inter-control center communications

IEC 61850
Substation automation and protection

IEC 61968/61970
Application level energy management system interfaces

IEC 62351 Parts 1-8
Information security for power system control operations

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