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NIST posts 3 Smart Grid related draft documents.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 26, 2009 - NIST draft documents include proposed charter for Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), call for candidates to serve on panel's initial governing board, and panel's membership agreement. To support NIST in fulfilling responsibilities under 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, SGIP will identify, prioritize, and address new/emerging requirements for Smart Grid standards. Nominations for governing board candidates must be received by November 4, 2009.

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

Original Press Release

New Smart Grid Documents Include Call for Governing Board Nominations

Press release date: Oct 20, 2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted three documents related to the Smart Grid, the next-generation electricity network for U.S. power distribution. The draft documents, which include a proposed charter for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, a call for candidates to serve on the panel's initial governing board and the panel's membership agreement, are now available atop the Developments toward Smart Grid Interoperability box at www.nist.gov/smartgrid/.

The planned Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) will support NIST in fulfilling its responsibilities under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. The SGIP will identify, prioritize and address new and emerging requirements for Smart Grid standards. It will further develop the initial NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0, which was released for public review on Sept. 24.

Nominations for candidates for the initial governing board of the SGIP must be received on or before Nov. 4, 2009. Submissions may be sent by email, fax, or by mail to the coordinators: e-mail, sgipgb.coordinator@enernex.com; fax, (865) 218- 8999; or mail, SGIPGB Coordinator, EnerNex Corporation, 620 Mabry Hood Road, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37932.