NIST releases update to smart grid standards – NextGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Wednesday released additional details on requirements for developing the smart electric grid.

The NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0 addresses more than 400 public comments in response to a draft document published in September 2009. The draft proposed standards for the security and technical capabilities of the smart grid.

“One of the major differences in this revision is that we’ve addressed all those comments,” most notably by developing “action plans that come up with gateways and mappings between different networking technologies already in use with grid,” said George Arnold, deputy director of technology services at NIST.