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Friday, September 20, 2013


Interoperability = The ability of two or more networks, systems, devices, applications or components to exchange information between them and to use the information so exchanged, in ways that don’t inconvenience the user

Smart Grid, Utilities, and Internet Protocols

Uploaded by GoogleTechTalks on Apr 16, 2010 - Erich Gunther is the Chairman and CTO for EnerNex  where he helps clients define their strategic direction in basic R&D, technology, and product development. Mr. Gunther has a leadership role in many of the key grid modernization groups and standards organizations

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(New). Smart Inverter Standards 
Green Smart Inverters are physically capable of helping to regulate the voltage on distribution networks with a high penetration of solar, but current standards in the United States do not permit the functionality to be switched on.

A. Standards Menagerie  

FRIDAY, october 7, 2016

One of the reasons the electric industry has been slow to take advantage of common technology standards – which would speed Smart Grid adoption – is a lack of agreement on what those standards should be and who should issue them.

B. Standards for Standards

wednesday, may 30, 2012

Interoperability is the capability of two or more networks, systems, devices, applications, or components to share and readily use information securely and effectively with little or no inconvenience to the user. What makes a standard interoperable?

C. Standards Development Process

wednesday, august 3, 2011

In 2007, Congress declared in the Energy Independence Act (EISA) that modernizing the grid is national policy. EISA requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a consensus on the standards and protocols necessary to ensure Smart Grid functionality and interoperability

D. Smart Grid Wireless Networks  

saturday, august 4, 2012

ZigBee is slower than Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but is designed for low power so that batteries can last for months and years.

E. Broadband Powerline Communications (BPL)

sunday, august 14, 2011

Electrical voltage is big and alternatively slow, while a data signal's voltage is small and alternatively fast. Since these waves have different frequencies, there is no cross interference when combining them.

F. Home Powerline Networking 


Both HomePlug and facilitate use power outlets to connect communicating devices in the home. Power over Ethernet (PoE) has created a host of new products for smart devices that have IP network capability, but require low voltage power.

G. Home Area Network Standards 

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011

Interoperability will be critical in the home. Many utilities want people to be able to shop for smart thermostats, smart appliances and other smart-grid technologies, if everything is proprietary that becomes much more problematic.

H. Demand Response Standards

thursday, august 11, 2011

Utilities and ISOs nationwide have a large variety of demand response programs that implement different goals, but there is not yet a standard that covers all the variations of information elements across the spectrum of DR programs, or a standard for communicating that information.

I. Field Area Network Standards

thursday, august 18, 2011

As we move away from the central generation supply model, the distribution portion of the grid to which distributed energy resources (generation and storage) will have to be more connected.

J. Building Automation Protocols

friday, may 25, 2012

In the early 90’s an effort to standardize and open up building automation systems was started. Two efforts gained the most traction and momentum: BACnet and LonWorks

K. ISO 50001
Tuesday, august 30, 2011
ISO 50001 was created to focus on Energy Management Systems as a way to achieve energy efficiency and GHG Reductions

L. Green Button 
TUESDAY, may 22, 2012
Green Button is an industry-led effort that responds to a White House call-to-action to provide consumers with easy-to-understand data about their household energy use.

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