NIST releases smart-grid interoperability standards

November 2010
Urgent Communications;Nov2010, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the smart-grid interoperability and cybersecurity standards released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for consideration of U.S. federal and state energy regulators. The said computer software-based standards utilize computer language for the effective control of smart grid infrastructure. Details on how the standards define communication data responsible for receiving smart-grid device measurements are given. Remarks from NIST coordinator George Arnold regarding the standards are also presented.


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