ETSI’s Smart Grid Workshop Focuses on Standards

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) first Smart Grid workshop, held in early April 2011, was attended by over 250 representatives of the energy and ICT industries from Europe, China, Japan, Korea, and North America to address the challenges they face in standardizing Smart Grid technology.

IEEE Moving Ahead on New Standards

IEEE has announced that the IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), and End-Use Applications and Loads, (IEEE P2030) is close to a sponsor ballot, which is an important milestone toward ratification as a standard.


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has announced that its draft standard addressing electric-sourced transportation infrastructure, IEEE P1809, is being re-designated as IEEE P2030.1, effective immediately, and will join the organization’s IEEE P2030 Smart Grid family of standards. The re-designation reflects the increasing overlap between the two standards, including common objectives and complementary technologies.