Sunday, June 12, 2011

Comment on second Draft Release Smart Grid Roadmap of NIST

The Draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0 is now available for public comments.

NIST solicits comments on the draft Release 2.0 document.

Due to the fast growth in various aspects of Smart(er) Grids, it is required to speed up in the selection of the needed and recommended standards. IEC 61850 is one of the crucial standards for Smart(er) Grids!!

Click HERE for the SGIP website with more details on the draft.

The list of standards comprises also DNP3 as a new IEEE standard.

Click HERE for the draft list of standards … which states on page 2:

“Because the Smart Grid is evolving from the existing power grid, NIST has also included standards that support widely deployed legacy systems. Priority Action Plans (PAPs) have been established with the goal of resolving interoperability issues between the standards for legacy equipment and those others identified for the Smart Grid. For example, PAP12 seeks to enable implementations of the Distributed Network Protocol, DNP3.0 as specified in IEEE 1815, to work with implementations of the IEC 61850 standard …”

This will definitely help to tap the information provided by the running systems! … without replacing one protocol (DNP3) by another (IEC 61850-8-1, MMS).

IEC 61850 and DNP3 are becoming good FRIENDS … keep going!

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