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Control, wireless standards tapped for Smart Grid

ISA99 Manufacturing and Control Systems Security Standard and ISA100 Wireless Systems for Automation have been identified for use in the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap for NIST.

The ISA99 Manufacturing and Control Systems Security Standard and ISA100 Wireless Systems for Automation, the emerging standard for industrial wireless, have been identified for use in the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Through active engagement in NIST DomainExpert Working Group (DEWG) activities, EPRI led workshops, and other industry planning activities, Automation Federation representatives have stressed the importance of the use of recognizedstandards like ISA99 and ISA100 and the involvement of automation professionals in the successful implementation of Smart Grid. To learn more about ISA99, visit www.isa99.org; ISA100, www.isa100.org; and other ISA developed standards, www.isa.org/standards.

EPRI defines Smart Grid, in their report, as “a modernization of the electricity delivery system so it monitors, protects, and automatically optimizes the operation of its interconnected elements—from the central and distributed generator through the high-voltage network and distribution system, to industrial users and building automation systems, to energy storage installations, and to end-use consumers and their thermostats, electric vehicles, appliances, and other household devices.”

NIST will review the comments received in this interim report from EPRI, including the comments on the use of these ISA standards. Read the report, developed and delivered to NIST by EPRI, at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/.

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