Smart Grid Panel Agrees on Standards and Guidelines for Wireless Communication, Meter Upgrades
by GSI Staff April 20, 2011
The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard and a set of guidelines important for making the long-planned "smart" electricity grid a reality. The documents address the need for wireless communications among grid-connected devices as well as the ability to upgrade household electricity meters as the Smart Grid evolves.
The SGIP identified "Guidelines for Assessing Wireless Communications for Smart Grid Applications" and "Meter Upgradeability Standard" as critical needs for realizing an energy-efficient, modern power grid with seamlessly interoperable parts. They are now among 17 other standards development projects called "Priority Action Plans," or PAPs.
Read the full-text here: http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/smartgrid-041911.cfm.