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Accession Number DE13-1105107
Title Smart Grid Interoperability Maturity Model Beta Version.
Publication Date Dec 2011
Media Count 46p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The integration of automation associated with electricity resources (including transmission and distribution automation and demand-side resources operated by end-users) is important to supporting greater efficiencies and incorporating variable renewable resources and electric vehicles into the power system. The integration problems faced by this community are analogous to those faced in the health industry, emergency services, and other complex communities with many stakeholders. To highlight this issue and encourage communication and the development of a smart grid interoperability community, the GridWiseR Architecture Council (GWAC) created an Interoperability Context-Setting Framework (see Figure S.1). This conceptual model. has been helpful to explain the importance of organizational alignment in addition to technical and informational interface specifications for smart grid. devices and systems. As a next step to building a community sensitive to interoperability, the GWAC has been developing a smart grid interoperability maturity model (SG IMM) borrowing from work done by others to address similar circumstances. The model provides a means to measure status and progress, analyze gaps, and prioritize efforts to improve the situation. The objective is to create a tool, or set of tools, that encourages a culture of interoperability in the smart grid community.
Keywords Automation
Electric power distribution
Electric power grids
Electric transmission
Energy demand
Renewable energy sources
Smart grids

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97E - Electric Power Transmission
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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