Greentech Lead India: IEEE announced the publication of a
new standard, as well as the launch of three new standards-development
These new standard are designed to enhance the
communications and distribution-automation capabilities of the smart grid
“Many of the benefits that the world hopes to
achieve through smart-grid development–such as empowering greater consumer
choice in energy use, improving the reliability of power generation and
distribution and more efficiently meeting skyrocketing power demand–are
dependent on integrating significantly more robust systems for communications
and distribution automation,” said W. Charlton Adams Jr., past president
of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA).
The new standards activities approved by the IEEE-SA
Standards Board are designed to enhance those very capabilities–and, in doing
so, accelerate realization of the smart grid’s revolutionary promise.
IEEE-SA has published IEEE 1591.1-2012 — Standard for
Testing and Performance of Hardware for Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). OPGW is
being used in the smart grid to provide both grounding capabilities for
transmission lines and communications back to utility systems such as
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
IEEE 1591.1 provides manufacturing, testing and
procurement specifications for use with OPGW hardware. The new standard is
available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.
IEEE P1909.1 is intended to document testing and
installation procedures that are geared specifically for communications
equipment to be installed in various domains of the smart grid, such as
generation, transmission and distribution. Safety, electromagnetic capability
(EMC), environmental and mechanical tests are to be covered in the recommended practice,
toward the goal of improving the safety and reliability of a wide range of
smart-grid communications equipment.
IEEE P1703 is intended to improve the cost efficiency and
flexibility of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployments. The standard
is being developed to define uniform, managed, adaptive and secure network data
and message delivery for plug-and-play, multi-source utility meters, home
appliances, communication technology and other ancillary devices.
IEEE P1854 is being developed to categorize and describe
important smart distribution applications and fill a gap for standardized
definitions of such systems.
With a portfolio of more than 100 active standards or
standards in development relevant to the smart grid, the IEEE-SA is a global
leader in smart-grid standards development, as well as smart-grid vision,
awareness and education.