The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC) will hold an open session on April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET and April 25 from 8:30 to 12:00 p.m. ET in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The meeting will provide updates on NIST Smart Grid activities and discuss development and stakeholder engagement for the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 4.0. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages all relevant stakeholders to participate.
In response to a mandate from Congress and the Administration, NIST, through its Engineering Laboratory-led Smart Grid program and public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), leads the coordination and acceleration of Smart Grid interoperability and security standards in collaboration with the private sector.
NIST's Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability provides the foundation for future work. By utilizing expertise in NIST's Engineering, Physical Measurement, Information Technology, and Communication Technology Laboratories, the program will advance the measurement science that will increase asset utilization and efficiency, improve grid reliability, and enable greater use of renewable energy sources in the grid through research, standardization, testing, and implementation of the NIST Framework.
More information on the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting is posted on the March 26 Federal Register. All interested stakeholders are required to pre-register [more details in the notice] to be admitted.
The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid website at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.