IEEE has announced that IEEE P2030, a proposed standard for smart grid communications, is nearing sponsor ballot within IEEE, a major milestone toward ratification as a standard. Work will continue at the IEEE P2030 Working Group meeting, today and tomorrow in New Orleans, LA, USA.
IEEE P2030 is being developed for use by the power engineering, communications and information technology industries worldwide as a foundational, system-of-systems guide for Smart Grid interoperability. IEEE is the first standards development organization to address Smart Grid interoperability.
“This week’s IEEE P2030 Working Group meeting will be critical in terms of arriving at a ballot-ready draft guide by March 2011, which was our original target when the working group formed in March 2009,” said Dick DeBlasio, the group's chair. “Ultimately, the guide will be a kind of Rosetta stone that will help engineers decipher the end-to-end interface requirements toward achieving an interoperable Smart Grid.”
Also of note, following the full IEEE P2030 meeting, the IEEE P2030.2 Working Group will meet for the first time, on Feb. 24 in New Orleans. The working group—chaired by Mark Siira, manager of applied technology with Kohler Company—is tasked with facilitating wide-scale implementation of energy storage systems.