The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) extend their support for the transpolar® Working Group’s efforts to develop uniform open source risk scoring standards and rating criteria for solar projects that will facilitate lower transaction and capital costs, and improve project finance liquidity within the Continue reading →
Nivis, a global leader in Smart Grid and Industrial Wireless networking, today announced that the company will open source its ISA100.11a and WirelessHART software platforms. Nivis is the only company in the world with both ISA100.11a and WirelessHART stacks certified by their respective governing standards bodies. The new Nivis open source model will give universities, Continue reading →
With millions of consumers worldwide using HomePlug AV technology in their homes every day and following positive feedback from the HomeGrid Forum Q&A, Zpryme reached out to thought leader, Rob Ranck, President at HomePlug Alliance, to expand on home networking and standards impacting the power sector. via Q&A with HomePlug Alliance on Smart Grid, Home, and Standards, Zpryme Reports – Smart Continue reading →
The Korea Smart Grid Association is launching a national program to encourage and support the creation of smart grid patents that meet international standards. Energy Korea reported that the organization is supporting companies, universities and research institutions that want international patents. The association is taking the lead in developing technologies and standards that can be Continue reading →
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and its Participating Members in Good Standing have approved the inclusion of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1901-2010 into its catalog of standards. The IEEE 1901 standard has been developed to benefit the high-speed communication devices through electric power lines, which are also known as broadband over Continue reading →
HD-PLC Alliance announced that its Broadband Powerline Communication Technology called HD-PLC IEEE 1901 was approved for inclusion in the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Catalog of Standards in the United States. The U.S. National Institute of standards and Technology (NIST) initiated in late 2009 the public/private partnership SGIP to coordinate the development of standards Continue reading →
The board of directors of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) selected Patrick Gannon as its executive director and president. Gannon brings years of international leadership and management experience in the worlds of ecommerce and standards. John McDonald, SGIP Board Chairman, said, “We are excited to have an executive director with such strong roots in Continue reading →
The old adage is true – “Trust, but verify.” In this day and age, standards associations, like ZigBee, consist of many different individuals from numerous companies coming together to put together a standard in order to provide consumers with solid, reliable products that interoperate together. Unfortunately, as there are many different individuals (even speaking different Continue reading →
The Universal Plug and Pay Forum said that IP-based standards will lead the way in implementing the next generation of Smart Grid and Smart Energy networks for the connected home at this year’s International CES in Las Vegas. UPnP Forum advises that now is the time to act, in order to simplify the connectivity and Continue reading →
Axion Power International Inc., a developer of leadcarbon PbC batteries and energy storage systems, says its Residential Energy Storage Hub has achieved certification to UL1741, IEEE 1547 and Canadian Standards Association safety standards. via SolarIndustryMag.com: Axion Power Notes Certification For Energy Storage Hub.
On December 18, 2012, IEEE announced it had formed a new Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to increase research on standards and development of smart grid technologies. The organization also announced it had issued updates to four standards in the IEEE 802 group, as well as a new standard for project development. via IEEE Continue reading →
Sam Sciacca, an IEEE senior member and consultant, works on utility automation, smart grid, and cyber security standards and has co-authored an in-depth article on limitations to the implementation of IEC 61850, which attempts to achieve interoperability in substations and other areas of the grid. As standards are the means to economies of scale, market Continue reading →
Brownouts got you fried? The Open Automated Demand Response API (OpenADR) aims to improve a critical aspect of handling the power load: improving Demand Response (DR) to electricity needs. Understanding demand, communicating demand and acting on it are all essential elements of effective DR. The SOAP/XML API is all about helping grid managers use common standards Continue reading →
“IEEE is continually updating its standards and developing new standards to address the needs of utilities around the world as they integrate new technologies and upgrade their systems to meet current and future operational and service objectives for smart grids,” according to Bill Ash, strategic program manager for the IEEE Standards Association. “These latest IEEE Continue reading →
IEEE has announced updates to four smart-grid-related standards and a new standards-development project to provide new communications and operational capabilities. via Renew Grid: IEEE Updates Four Standards For The Smart Grid.
IEEE has announced updates to four standards and a new standards-development project that provide new communications and operational capabilities needed for smart grid worldwide. via IEEE Announces More Smart Grid Standards.
Five leading standards organizations have called for support for a set of principles that provides a “modern paradigm” for global open standards to encourage innovation and borderless commerce. The organizations, IEEE, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Society and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released their “OpenStand” principles Continue reading →
A coordinated effort to recognize de facto, market-driven standards and raise the visibility of the principles that drive them launched today. The effort is branded as OpenStand Principles and is backed by global players in the standards arena, including the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). via Open standards sought for global smart grid Continue reading →
Eleven standards have been proposed for the Catalog of Standards (CoS) managed by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). SGIP was set up by NIST to drive a consensus-based standards recommendation process for the smart grid. FERC has decided against mandating these standards for US electric power utilities, so these standards are recommended, not mandatory. Continue reading →
Elster has announced it endorses the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency’s (ANEEL) recently published new smart metering standards, which marks a milestone in the modernization of Brazil’s power grid distribution system. With the new resolution, utilities, meter manufacturers and metrology institutes will have up to 18 months to start replacing meters at customer request and offer Continue reading →