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New Smart Grid Standards Announced by IEEE

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Five new standards have been announced by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and a modified standards-development project which will help to ensure the rollout of the smart grid is efficient.

Judith Gorman, IEEE-SA managing director, says, “The new standards approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board are the byproduct of intensifying smart-grid deployment around the world. New lessons have been learned, and best practices and insights on challenges are surfacing as smart-grid rollout continues to gain steam globally. The IEEE-SA has been a worldwide leader in smart-grid standards development even prior to the movement’s inception, and these standards and projects underscore our ongoing commitment to accelerating realization of the smart grid’s far-ranging and futuristic promise for power users, utilities and manufacturers alike.”

The new standards include:

The Standard for Synchrophasor Measurements for Power Systems, Standard for Synchrophasor or Data Transfer for Power Systems which specifies a method for real-time communications for among phasor measurement units, Standard Profile for Use of IEEE Std.1588 Precision Time Protocol in Power System Applications, which provides precise time synchronisation within and among substations across wide geographic areas via Ethernet communications networks, Standard for Common Format for Naming Time Sequence Data Files (COMNAME) , and Guide for Control of Small (100kVA to 5 MVA)Hydroelectric Power Plants, which updates an existing IEEE standard to address significant technology changes. All these standards are available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.

IEEE is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity and is the world’s largest technical professional association. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge.

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