NIST seeks comments on Smart Grid interoperability standards.
Press Release Summary:
July 8, 2009 - NIST is seeking comments on report that identifies issues and proposes priorities for developing technical standards and architecture for U.S. Smart Grid. Report was prepared by Electric Power Research Institute to engage Smart Grid stakeholders in development of draft interim standards road map. EPRI technical experts have compiled and distilled recommendations from two 2-day public workshops, 6 expert working groups, and cyber security coordination task group.
Original Press Release
NIST Seeks Comments on Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap
Press release date: July 3, 2009
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Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8100 For further information on the report, see the NIST press release. To learn more about Smart Grid, visit the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Project page. Get Smart about Smart Grid
"The term 'Smart Grid' refers to a modernization of the electricity delivery system so it monitors, protects and automatically optimizes the operation of its interconnected elements - from the central and distributed generator through the high-voltage network and distribution system, to industrial users and building automation systems, to energy storage installations and to end-use consumers and their thermostats, electric vehicles, appliances and other household devices. "The Smart Grid will be characterized by a two-way flow of electricity and information to create an automated, widely distributed energy delivery network. It incorporates into the grid the benefits of distributed computing and communications to deliver real-time information and enable the near-instantaneous balance of supply and demand at the device level." - Report to NIST on the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap, prepared by EPRI