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Smart Grid

Welcome

Smart Grid develops and implements measurement science underpinning modernization of the Nation's electric grid in order to improve system efficiency, reliability and sustainability, by incorporating distributed intelligence, bi-directional communications and power flows, and additional advancements to create a smart grid. In response to a mandate given by Congress and the Administration, NIST, through its Engineering Laboratory-led Smart Grid program and public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), is leading the coordination and acceleration of smart grid interoperability and security standards in collaboration with the private sector and has published the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability, which provides the foundation for future work. By utilizing expertise in NIST's Engineering, Physical Measurement and Information Technology Laboratories, this 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. 

Programs/Projects

Building Integration with Smart Grid—New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future "smart grid," which supports the national goal to modernize the electric …

Smart Grid National Coordination—The Smart Grid National Coordination project leads, coordinates and manages the national public-private stakeholder partnership effort to accelerate development of interoperability standards for …

Electromagnetic Compatibility of Smart Grid Devices and Systems—Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) ensures that all electrical and electronic devices function reliably in their intended environments.  This compatibility maintains reliability and quality …

Wide-area Monitoring and Control of Smart Grid—Without ubiquitous, accurate, and reliable real-time sensors, the electric grid will not have the resiliency, reliability, and capacity to manage the unprecedented number of variable renewable …

Precision Timing for Smart Grid Systems—This project aims to provide support to the power systems industry in developing test methods, tools, and performance characterization and metrics for time synchronization to securely achieve the …

Smart Grid Testing and Certification—The Smart Grid Testing and Certification Project provides overall coordination and leadership of NIST technical activities in working with industry to support standards-based interoperability test …

Smart Grid Interoperability Testbed Facility —NIST is charged by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) with facilitation of interoperability standards to enable successful implementation of the evolving cyber­physical national …

Smart Grid Communication Networks —While there is a clear need for communication networks supporting reliable information transfer between the various entities in the electric grid, there are many issues related to network …

Power Conditioning Systems for Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids —This project develops the measurement science necessary to support the widespread use of advanced power electronics to provided new functionality in the smart grid, as needed to support integration …

Metrology for Distributed Smart Grid Storage Systems utilizing Advanced Battery Technology—The project will accelerate commercialization of large scale mobile (PEV) and fixed grid storage through ensuring interoperability of multifunctional devices with enhanced value proposition. This …

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids—Electricity meters today face unprecedented challenges, from distorted waveforms on the grid, bidirectional metering for renewables, and the use of meters as distribution grid sensors for …

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems—Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but also inadvertent compromises of the information …

Smart Grid Program—To develop and demonstrate advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure real-time sensing, control, communications, information and power technologies, in order …

Cyber-Physical Systems for Global Cities Project—Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) provide cities with a pathway to enhance and integrate key infrastructures and systems to dramatically improve delivery of government and other services to citizens. In …

Cyber-Physical Systems Testbed Design Concepts Project—A key challenge to progress in cyber-physical systems (CPS) is the lack of robust platforms for experiment and testing, which NIST is addressing through development of a modular, composible …

Reference Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems Project—Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are smart systems that include engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. CPS and related systems (including the Internet of Things, …

Cyber Physical Systems Program—Through new measurement science, advanced testbed capabilities, and community-based efforts, enable the scalable design and reproducible performance measurement of advanced cyber-physical systems …

 
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