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Smart Grid interoperability standards

Smart Grid interoperability standards

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The only way to achieve interoperability requirements among the various components of the Smart Grid is through the use of internationally recognized communication and interface standards. It is expected that Smart Grid standards will cover the entire grid. This means there is a need for two types of standards, these are: (i) interoperability standards (top down) and (ii) building block standards (bottom up). However, this chapter will address the issues related to interoperability standards as applied to the Smart Grid.

Chapter Contents:

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Analogy between the interoperability of a digitally based device and human interoperability
  • 4.2.1 Definition
  • 4.3 Cyber interoperability standards
  • 4.3.1 Aim of interoperability standards
  • 4.3.2 Type and characteristics of interoperability standards for Smart Grid
  • 4.3.2.1 Type of interoperability standards
  • 4.3.2.2 Characteristics of interoperability standards
  • 4.4 Interoperability standards development organizations
  • 4.5 Electrical power industry standards development organizations (SDOs) and key interoperability standards
  • 4.5.1 The International Electrotechnical Commission
  • 4.5.2 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • 4.5.3 Internet Engineering Task Force
  • 4.5.4 American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • 4.5.5 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • 4.5.6 North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • 4.5.7 World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • 4.5.8 German Standards Institute DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung)
  • 4.6 Users groups and collaborative efforts within the power industry
  • 4.6.1 UCA International Users Group
  • 4.6.2 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)'s MultiSpeak
  • 4.6.3 Cigré
  • 4.6.4 GridWise™TM Alliance
  • 4.6.5 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)'s IntelliGrid program
  • 4.6.6 Vendor collaborations
  • 4.6.7 Utility Standards Board
  • 4.7 Summary
  • References

Inspec keywords: standards; smart power grids

Other keywords: smart grid interoperability standards; building block standards

Subjects: Power systems

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