Sunday, May 3, 2009

IEEE to Launch of Smart Grid Project P2030

The IEEE is launching a smart grid initiative with the aim of establishing interoperability between the electric power system and end-user applications and loads.

A new project, called the IEEE 2030 Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS) and End-Use Applications and Loads (P2030), has been approved within the IEEE and Intel has agreed to host the first P2030 meeting at its headquarters in Santa Clara, California on June 3-5, 2009.

"This landmark initiative, which spans multiple diverse industries, will tap into the numerous ubiquitously deployed IEEE standards developed by a variety of expert groups," said Chuck Adams, president, IEEE Standards Association. "IEEE P2030 will define key elements of the modernized grid, and it will accelerate progress in making the smart grid a reality."

IEEE P2030 is sponsored by the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21) and chaired by Dick DeBlasio, who is program manager at the National Renewable Energy Lab facility of the U.S. Department of Energy, and serves as the IEEE smart grid liaison to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). DeBlasio points out that "this P2030 standards project will support NIST's role to coordinate the development of smart grid interoperability standards."