30. November 2015 · Comments Off on SGIP bags federal funds of US$2.1m for grid modernisation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the US, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) this week announced it has secured federal funding of US$2.1 million for grid modernisation projects.The non-profit organisation confirmed the US Department of Commerce had selected it for the Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Programme.

Source: SGIP bags federal funds of US$2.1m for grid modernisation | Metering.com

23. October 2015 · Comments Off on IIC and Smart Grid Interop partner, as RWE pushes Lemonbeat protocol · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has announced an expansion of its liaison with the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), to focus on developing technologies and testbeds that will help boost IoT adoption in the energy sector – from smart homes to utility-scale infrastructure. The move will make it easier for IIC members to participate in SGIP testbeds, and vice versa, and see the two commit to a formal review of each other’s energy ambitions.Separately, Germany utility RWE has submitted its Lemonbeat communications protocol to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for review, as part of its work in the Web of Things interest group. It hopes Lemonbeat will become the international standard for IoT networking, and RWE is already using it inside its SmartHome trials.

Source: IIC and Smart Grid Interop partner, as RWE pushes Lemonbeat protocol – Rethink

14. October 2015 · Comments Off on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and Industrial Internet Consortium enhance liaison through testbed, technology interlocks · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) today announced that it has broadened its liaison with the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) to focus on the technologies and testbeds that help advance and promote adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the energy sector.The agreement strengthens the existing Memorandum of Understanding through a cooperative relationship focused on aligning IoT architectures and testbed activities.  The organizations have agreed to map the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) to the EnergyIoT™ architecture.  It also creates an opportunity for Industrial Internet Consortium members to engage in EnergyIoT™ testbeds and SGIP members to participate in new Industrial Internet Consortium testbeds.  In addition, the Industrial Internet Consortium and SGIP have agreed to formal review of key energy deliverables by both organizations.  The two organizations will identify ways for members to participate in new and established testbed activities.

Source: Your Communication News | Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and Industrial Internet Consortium enhance liaison through testbed, technology interlocks

11. December 2014 · Comments Off on Sharon Allan Named President/CEO of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Board of Directors for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization focused on accelerating Smart Grid interoperability, today announced Sharon Allan, industry luminary, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Allan’s 30 years of experience in the energy and information technology industries will help SGIP strengthen its collaborative ties between utilities, research labs, regulators and business leaders around the world. Allan will work closely with members to increase visibility for the work SGIP is doing to address the key grid modernization issues of resiliency and integration of new systems.

via Blog: Main.

20. November 2014 · Comments Off on Sharon Allan Named President/CEO of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Board of Directors for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization focused on accelerating Smart Grid interoperability, today announced Sharon Allan, industry luminary, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

“She will help SGIP evolve its mission in partnership with members to help them overcome grid modernization challenges.”

Allan’s 30 years of experience in the energy and information technology industries will help SGIP strengthen its collaborative ties between utilities, research labs, regulators and business leaders around the world. Allan will work closely with members to increase visibility for the work SGIP is doing to address the key grid modernization issues of resiliency and integration of new systems.

via Sharon Allan Named President/CEO of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) | Business Wire.

02. July 2014 · Comments Off on Storage gets a lift from California’s $415 million for behind-the-meter generation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Last week, the California legislature approved $415 million in funding through the state’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), which Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign into law. The $83 million per year SGIP program provides funds until 2019 for technologies that can enable behind-the-meter generation, including wind, fuel cells, and their pairing with energy storage to address issues like intermittency.

via Smart Grid: Storage gets a lift from California’s $415 million for behind-the-meter generation.

23. April 2014 · Comments Off on Three cybersecurity resources you can put to work NOW · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has produced three resources of value to those seeking help for the ever-growing cybersecurity threat to utilities.

SGIP was established to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST is an agency that promotes U.S. innovation and competitiveness. SGIP seeks to coordinate all smart grid stakeholders to accelerate standards and improve interoperability.

via Smart Grid: Three cybersecurity resources you can put to work NOW.

14. April 2014 · Comments Off on SGIP plays critical role in interoperability and standards · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

When discussing how the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) fits into the overall standards ecosystem, it is important to note that SGIP is not a standards development or standards setting organization (SDO/SSO).

While SGIP does not write, sell or otherwise directly engage in the business of standards development, the organizations role is still critical to advance interoperability. SGIP is an efficient enabler of standards development, updates and application. SGIP accomplish this by acting as an honest broker and collaboration facilitator through the broad and balanced stakeholder community.

via SGIP plays critical role in interoperability and standards | Intelligent Utility.

14. February 2014 · Comments Off on SGIP 2.0 and the near future · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

At this key juncture in its brief history, SGIP 2.0, Inc., has become fully operational as a private entity focused on critical power industry issues most relevant to our stakeholders, which include utilities, regulators, equipment vendors and integrators.

The challenges we’re addressing are familiar to everyone involved in grid modernization: cyber security, the integration of renewable energy resources, gaps in standards, harmonization of global standards, consumer engagement and transactive energy—to name just a few.

via SGIP 2.0 and the near future | Intelligent Utility.

14. February 2014 · Comments Off on Catching up with SGIP · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) was created to create collaboration around the development of requirements for grid standards harmonization, bringing together utilities and regulators — a mission accomplished by employing member groups that evaluate and define smart grid requirements, as well as the standards required to fulfill those requirements.

via Catching up with SGIP – FierceSmartGrid.