Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Priority Action Plans for NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap

EPRI has provided a list of prioritized actions on the "Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap" to NIST on July 30, 2009.

The plans cover 14 areas of interest. Excerpt from the Overview:

"On the basis of stakeholder input received at two public workshops as well as its reviews of research reports and other relevant literature, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is proposing a set of priorities for developing standards necessary to build an interoperable Smart Grid. Among the criteria for inclusion on this initial list were immediacy of need, relevance to high-priority Smart Grid functionalities, availability of existing standards to respond to the need, state of the deployment of affected technologies, and estimated time frame to achieve an effective solution.
To facilitate timely and effective responses to these needs, NIST has drafted a preliminary Priority Action Plan (PAP) for each need. The PAPs are intended to scope out problem areas and to begin clarifying the steps required for achieving solutions."

The 14 prioritized areas (text in bold indicates involvement of IEC 61850 for that area):

  1. IP for the Smart Grid
  2. Wireless Communications for the Smart Grid
  3. Common Pricing Model
  4. Common Scheduling Mechanism
  5. Standard Meter Data Profiles
  6. Common Semantic Model for Meter Data Tables
  7. Electric Storage Interconnection Guidelines
  8. CIM for Distribution Grid Management
  9. Standard DR Signals
  10. Standard Energy Usage Information
  11. Common Object Models for Electric Transportation
  12. IEC 61850 Objects/DNP3 Mapping
  13. Time Synchronization, IEC 61850 Objects/IEEE C37.118 Harmonization
  14. Transmission and Distribution Power Systems Model Mapping

Click HERE for the complete action plans.

1 comment:

Neil Higgins said...

These are the things that any systems engineer would require if asked to roll out a "continental scale" distributed system with components installed everywhere between generators and consumers' houses. It won't happen overnight, but it must happen if we are to have a smart grid.