Thursday, April 17, 2014

DRAFT Release 3.0 of the “NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards” out for comments

The next release of the famous framework and roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards has been drafted and published for comments on April 15, 2014.

The entire 255 pages draft version of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0 (Draft), is available online here.

"We worked closely with the European Union to harmonize the NIST conceptual model with the one the EU is developing," says NIST's Paul Boynton. "We want both models to reflect each other, which is important so that manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic will be able to sell devices overseas."

NIST seeks comments on the draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0.  In particular, comments on technical, editorial, or general issues.

Comments must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 30, 2014.

Click HERE for further information on the process … how to comment …

One of the core contents deals with standards that support the vendors to build interoperable devices that could be applied in North America, Europe, and all over (!) is Table 4-1 (Identified Standards). The list grew from 34 to 74 standards from Release 2. The list refers to the following standards of primary interest in the context of this blog:

#12 IEC 60870-6-503 TASE.2 Services and protocol
#13 IEC 60870-6-702 Functional profile for providing the TASE.2
#14 IEC 60870-6-802 TASE.2 Object Models
#15 IEC 61850-1
#16 IEC61850-2
#17 IEC61850-3
#18 IEC61850-4
#19 IEC61850-5
#20 IEC61850-6
#21 IEC61850-7-1
#22 IEC61850-7-2
#23 IEC61850-7-3
#24 IEC61850-7-410
#25 IEC61850-7-420
#26 IEC61850-8-1
#27 IEC61850-9-2
#28 IEC61850-10
#29 IEC61850-90-5
#30 IEC 61968/61970 Suites
#31 IEEE 1815 (DNP3)
#64 IEC 62351-1
#65 IEC 62351-2
#66 IEC 62351-3
#67 IEC 62351-4
#68 IEC 62351-5
#69 IEC 62351-6
#70 IEC 62351-7
#?? IEC 61850-7-4 is missing – commented on it already.

15 out of 74 entries are referring to IEC 61850 standards! IEC 61850 conformant products and based systems are playing already a major role in the North American market – in the public utility world and in the power distribution in factories and production plants.

All in a sudden (as it seems to me!) managers in production facilities have figured out that electric power is very crucial for them – to save money or to increase profits.

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