System Reliability

The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued on 19 January 2010 an initial list of standards, a preliminary cyber security strategy, and other elements of a framework to support transforming the nation’s aging electric power system into an interoperable Smart Grid, a key component of the Obama administration’s energy plan and its strategy for American innovation.

NIST Director Patrick Gallagher announced the publication of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0, to the some 700 engineers, scientists, and business and government executives attending the IEEE Innovative Smart Technologies Conference, which NIST hosted.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) set development of the Smart Grid as a national policy goal, and it assigned NIST the “primary responsibility to coordinate development of a framework that includes protocols and model standards for information management to achieve interoperability of Smart Grid devices and systems …”

A copy of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0, can be downloaded from http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/

NIST also established twiki - an open collaboration site for the Smart Grid (SG) community to work with NIST in developing this framework.

You can visit the site at http://collaborate.nist.gov/twiki-sggrid/bin/view/SmartGrid/WebHome  

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