Catalog of Standards

Purpose and Scope

Description of SGIP Catalog of Standards

  • The SGIP Catalog of Standards (CoS) is a compendium of standards, practices, guidelines and other technical documents considered relevant for the development and deployment of a robust and interoperable Smart Grid.
  • Each standard listed in the Catalog contains extensive information and has gone through a rigorous, multi-part review using objective criteria by industry experts in the SGIP process.
  • The results of the SGIP reviews contain considerations and concerns from various technical perspectives and should be taken into account when one is examining the standard for implementation or for other purposes.
  • The Catalog is assembled as a reference to the Smart Grid community with the intent of serving as a useful resource for utilities, manufacturers, regulators, consumers, and other Smart Grid stakeholders.
  • One should not construe the listing of a standard in the Catalog as an endorsement or recommendation of the standard by SGIP, but rather as a helpful source of information prepared by SGIP about the standard.

The Catalog also provides a key, non-exclusive, source of input to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) process for coordinating the development of a framework of protocols and model standards for an interoperable Smart Grid.

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Name of Standard ANSI C12/IEEE 170x Series
Version 8 STANDARDS
Title Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Description The ANSI C12 suite of standards provides the requirements and guidance on electricity metering, watt hour meter sockets, device data tables, meter interfacing to data communication networks and type 2 optical ports. ANSI C12 also establishes performance criteria for thermal demand meters, mechanical demand registers and phase shifting devices used in metering. Test methods for transformer-rated meters and self-contained “A” base watt hour meter are included in this package as well as a watt hour safety standard.
Functional Area Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Date Entered into Catalog 5-Sep-12
Relevant Domains: Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, System Operations
IKB ANSI C12-1 ANSI C12-18 ANSI C12-19 ANSI C12-20 ANSI C12-21 ANSI C12-22 IEEE 1701 IEEE 1702
Name of Standard ASHRAE 135-2010
Version Latest consolidated version: 2008, Most recent addendum: January 2010
Title BACnet Standard
Description BACnet, the ASHRAE building automation and control networking protocol, has been designed specifically to meet the communication needs of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, and control, lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems.
Functional Area Building Control and Automation
Date Entered into Catalog 21-Nov-12
Relevant Domain: Customer
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEC 60870-6-503
Version Ed. 2.0
Title Telecontrol protocols compatible with ISO standards and ITU-T recommendations – TASE.2 Services and protocol
Description The IEC 60870-6 standards describe the Telecontrol Application Service Element (TASE.2), also known as the Inter-Control Center Protocol (ICCP). This section of the standard, IEC 60870-6-503, defines the protocol services provided by the protocol in order to carry the object models described in IEC 60870-6-503.
Functional Area SCADA Distribution Grid Management
Date Entered into Catalog 5-Sep-12
Relevant Domains: Generation, Transmission, Operations
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEC 60870-6-702
Version Ed. 2.0
Title Telecontrol protocols compatible with ISO standards and ITU-T recommendations – Functional profile for providing the TASE.2 application service in end systems
Description The IEC 60870-6 standards define the Telecontrol Application Service Element (TASE.2) also known as the Inter-Control Center communications protocol (ICCP). This section of the standard, IEC 60870-6-702, defines a standard profile, or set of options for implementing the application, presentation, and session layers.
Functional Area
Date Entered into Catalog 5-Sep-12
Relevant Domains: Generation, Transmission, Operations
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEC 60870-6-802
Version This consolidated version consists of the second edition (2002) and its amendment 1 (2005).
Title Telecontrol equipment and systems – Part 6-802: Telecontrol protocols compatible with ISO standards and ITU-T recommendations – TASE.2 Object models
Description This standard defines the object models for Telecontrol Application Service Element 2, also known as Inter-Control Center Protocol (TASE.2/ICCP) data.
Functional Area
Date Entered into Catalog 5-Sep-12
Relevant Domains: Generation, Transmission, Operations
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEC 61850 Series
Version 16 STANDARDS
Title Communication networks and systems in substations
Description The IEC 61850 series of standards define object models, abstract services, and mappings to communications protocols for field devices and systems. The scope of IEC 61850 includes information exchanges within substations, for protective relaying, between substations, between substations and control centers, within hydro power plants, for distribution automation, for managing distributed energy resources (generation and storage), and for managing charging of electric vehicles. Part 1 is an introduction to the substations domain since it was the first domain to be developed.
Functional Area SCADA Distribution Grid Management
Date Entered into Catalog 4-May-12
Relevant Domains: Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, System Operations
IKB IEC 61850-1 IEC 61850-2 IEC 61850-3 IEC 61850-4 IEC 61850-5 IEC 61850-6 IEC 61850-7 IEC 61850-7-1 IEC 61850-7-2 IEC 61850-7-3 IEC 61850-7-410 IEC 61850-7-420 IEC 61850-8-1 IEC 61850-9-2 IEC 61850-90-5 IEC 61850-10
Name of Standard IEC 62351 Series
Version 7 STANDARDS
Title Power systems management and associated information exchange – Data and communications security
Description The scope of the IEC 62351 series is information security for power system control operations. The primary objectives are two-fold: Undertake the development of standards for security of the communication protocols defined by IEC TC 57, specifically the IEC 60870-5 series, the IEC 60870-6 series, the IEC 61850 series, the IEC 61970 series, and the IEC 61968 series. Undertake the development of standards and/or technical reports on end-to-end security issues.
Functional Area Cybersecurity
Date Entered into Catalog 31-Jan-13
Relevant Domains: Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, Customer
IKB IEC 62351-1 IEC 62351-2 IEC 62351-3 IEC 62351-4 IEC 62351-5 IEC 62351-6 IEC 62351-7
Name of Standard IEC 62541 Series, Parts 1-7
Version
Title IEC 62541 Series-OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA), Parts 1-7
Description IEC 62541 is a series of specifications, also known in the industry as OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA). These specifications provide a framework to represent complex information models and a standard set of services to access that information. It also provides a security model that uses industry standard security practices as a mandatory part of the infrastructure and incorporates features which ensure reliability and fault tolerance. IEC 62541 is a series of specifications that can be used to represent existing information models (e.g. ISA95 model for enterprise to control system integration) and make the information and events accessible to generic applications via a standard set of services.
Functional Area
Date Entered into Catalog 05-Nov-13
Relevant Domains: Operations, Service Provider, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Customer
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEEE 1815-2010
Version July 2010
Title Standard for Electric Power Systems Communications – Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)
Description This document specifies the DNP3 protocol structure, functions, and application alternatives. In addition to defining the structure and operation of DNP3, the standard defines three application levels that are interoperable.
Functional Area Distribution Systems and Substations
Date Entered into Catalog 31-Dec-11
Relevant Domains: Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, System Operations
IKB SIF DPS PAP Recommendation SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEEE 1901-2010
Version December 2010
Title IEEE Standard for Broadband over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications
Description The project defines a standard for high-speed (>100 Mbps at the physical layer) communication devices via electric power lines, so-called broadband over power line (BPL) devices. This standard uses transmission frequencies below 100 MHz. It is usable by all classes of BPL devices, including BPL devices used for the first-mile/last-mile connection (<1500 m to the premise) to broadband services as well as BPL devices used in buildings for local area networks (LANs), smart energy applications, transportation platform (vehicle) applications, and other data distribution (<100 m between devices). This standard focuses on the balanced and efficient use of the power line communications channel by all classes of BPL devices, defining detailed mechanisms for coexistence and interoperability between different BPL devices, and assuring that desired bandwidth and quality of service may be delivered. The standard addresses the necessary security questions to provide privacy of communications between users and allow the use of BPL for security-sensitive services. It is limited to the physical layer and the medium access sublayer of the data link layer, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Basic Reference Model.
Functional Area Power Line Carrier (PLC) Network Communications
Date Entered into Catalog 31-Jan-13
Relevant Domains: Generation, Markets, Distribution, Operations, System Operations, Customers
IKB SIF DPS PAP Recommendation SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEEE C37.238-2011
Version 2011
Title IEEE Standard Profile for Use of IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol in Power System Applications
Description This standard specifies a common profile for use of IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) in power system protection, control, automation and data communication applications utilizing an Ethernet communications architecture.
Functional Area Time Precision
Date Entered into Catalog 14-Oct-11
Relevant Domains: Generation, Markets, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, System Operations
IKB SIF DPS C&AR PAP Recommendation SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IEEE C37.239-2010
Version 2010
Title Standard for Common Format for Event Data Exchange (COMFEDE) for Power Systems
Description IEC 62351-1 provides an introduction to the remaining parts of the standard, primarily to introduce the reader to various aspects of information security as applied to power system operations.
Functional Area Event Description Information
Date Entered into Catalog 4-May-12
Relevant Domains: Generation, Markets, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, System Operations
IKB SIF DPS PAP Recommendation SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard IETF RFC6272
Version Informational only 2011
Title Internet Protocols for the Smart Grid
Description Identifies the key infrastructure protocols of the Internet Protocol Suite for use in the Smart Grid. The target audience is those people seeking guidance on how to construct an appropriate Internet Protocol Suite profile for the Smart Grid. In practice, such a profile would consist of selecting what is needed for Smart Grid deployment from the picture presented here
Functional Area Communications using Internet Protocols
Date Entered into Catalog 7-Jul-11
Relevant Domains: Generation, Markets, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, Systems Operations, Customers
IKB SIF DPS PAP Recommendation SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard ITU-T G.99xx Series
Version 2 STANDARDS
Title Powerline Carrier (PLC) Network Communications
Description ESPI builds on the NAESB Energy Usage Information (EUI) Model and, subject to the Governing Documents and any requirements of the Applicable Regulatory Authority, will help enable Retail Customers to share Energy Usage Information with Third Parties who have acquired the right to act in this role. This Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) will provide a consistent method for Retail Customers to authorize a Third Party to gain access to Energy Usage Information. Doing so will help enable Retail Customers to choose Third Party products to assist them to better understand their energy usage and to make more economical decisions about their usage. ESPI will contribute to the development of an open and interoperable method for Third Party authorization and machine-to-machine exchange of Retail Customer Energy Usage Information.
Functional Area Power Line Carrier (PLC) Network Communications
Date Entered into Catalog 7-Jul-11
Relevant Domains: Generation, Markets, Transmission, Distribution, Operations, Systems Operations, Customers
IKB ITU-T G.9960 ITU-T G.9972
Name of Standard NAESB REQ-21
Version Draft Submitted May 2011
Title Energy Services Provider Interface
Description The NAESB REQ.21 document “establishes voluntary Model Business Practices for Third Party access to Smart Meter-based information.” These business practices are intended only to serve as flexible guidelines rather than requirements, with the onus on regulatory authorities or similar bodies to establish the actual requirements. These Model Business Practices are expected to help “adopters [of these guidelines] to make informed decisions that appropriately balance beneficial uses of the Smart Meter-based information with privacy concerns.” They are also not intended for any billing or collection activities.
Functional Area Energy Usage Information
Date Entered into Catalog 31-Jan-13
Relevant Domains: System Operations, Customer
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard NAESB REQ-22
Version
Title Third Party Access to Smart Meter-based Information
Description The NAESB REQ.22 document “establishes voluntary Model Business Practices for Third Party access to Smart Meter-based information.” These business practices are intended only to serve as flexible guidelines rather than requirements, with the onus on regulatory authorities or similar bodies to establish the actual requirements. These Model Business Practices are expected to help “adopters [of these guidelines] to make informed decisions that appropriately balance beneficial uses of the Smart Meter-based information with privacy concerns.” They are also not intended for any billing or collection activities.
Functional Area Energy Usage Information
Date Entered into Catalog 31-Jan-13
Relevant Domains: System Operations, Customer
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard NEMA SG-AMI 1
Version January 2009
Title Requirements for Smart Meter Upgradeability
Description NEMA Smart Grid Standards Publication SG-AMI 1 defines requirements that include secure local and remote upgrades of Smart Meter: Metrology; AMI applications; AMI communications; HAN applications; and HAN communications.
Functional Area
Date Entered into Catalog 7-Jul-11
Relevant Domains: Distribution, System Operations
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard NISTIR 7628
Version August 2010
Title Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security
Description Presents an analytical framework that organizations can use to develop effective cyber security strategies tailored to their particular combinations of Smart Grid-related characteristics, risks, and vulnerabilities.
Functional Area
Relevant Domains: Distribution, System Operations
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard NAESB REQ 19
Version
Title Energy Usage Information
Description This standard defines an information model of semantics for the definition and exchange of customer energy usage information. The actual exchange standards are anticipated to be derivative from this seed standard.
Functional Area Energy Usage Information
Date Entered into Catalog 7-Jul-11
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard NISTIR 7761
Version Updated 2011
Title Guidelines for Assessing Wireless Standards for Smart Grid Applications
Description Key tools and methods to assist Smart grid system designers in making informed decisions about existing and emerging wireless technologies. An initial set of quantified requirements have been brought together for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and initial Distribution Automation (DA) communications.
Functional Area Communications – Wireless Technology
Date Entered into Catalog 7-Jul-11
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard NISTIR 7862
Version
Title Guideline for the Implementation of Coexistence for Broadband Power Line Communication Standards
Description Power Line Communication (PLC) systems provide a bi-directional communication platform capable of delivering data for a variety of Smart Grid applications such as home energy management and intelligent meter reading and control. One benefit of using power line communication on power grid is that it provides an infrastructure that is much more comprehensive and widespread than other wired/wireless alternatives. The use of PLC in the home network enables home appliances and home energy management systems to communicate with no additional wiring and minimal configuration by the home owners.
Functional Area Power Line Carrier (PLC) Network Communications
Date Entered into Catalog 31-Jan-13
IKB SIF DPS PAP Recommendation SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard OASIS Series
Version 3 STANDARDS
Title Markets – Energy Price and Transactions & Schedules and Calendars
Description
Functional Area Demand Response and Consumer Energy Efficiency
Date Entered into Catalog 14-Oct-11
IKB OASIS EMIX OASIS Energy Interop OASIS WS
Name of Standard  OpenADR 2.0
Version  2.0
Title  OpenADR Profile
Description The OpenADR 2.0 profile specification is an implementation standard to facilitate common information exchange between electricity service providers, aggregators, and end users. A specific application area of interest is demand response. The concept of the specification aims to implement twoway signaling systems, providing the notion of servers, which publish information (Virtual Top Nodes or VTNs) and clients, which subscribe the information (Virtual End Nodes, or VENs).This OpenADR 2.0 profile specification covers the signaling data models between VTN and VEN (or VTN/VEN pairs) and does include information related to specific demand response electricity reduction or shifting strategies, which are taken at the facility. In particular, OpenADR 2.0 supports the following services from OASIS EI Version 1.0 standard or subset thereof.
Functional Area
Date Entered into Catalog  31-Mar-14
 Relevant Domains:  Market, Operations, Service Providers, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Customer
 IKB    Profile A     Profile B    Voting Package     Webinar
Name of Standard SAE J1772
Version Revised 2010
Title Electrical Connector between PEV and EVSE
Description This SAE Recommended Practice covers the general physical, electrical, functional and performance requirements to facilitate conductive charging of EV/PHEV vehicles in North America.
Functional Area Electric Vehicle to Grid
Date Entered into Catalog 7-Jul-11
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard SAE J2836/1-3
Version 4/8/2010
Title Use Cases for PEV Interactions (in development) [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]
Description This SAE Information Report J2836 establishes use cases for communication between plug-in electric vehicles and the electric power grid, for energy transfer and other applications.
Functional Area Electric Vehicle to Grid
Date Entered into Catalog 7-Jul-11
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard SAE J2847/1-3
Version
Title Communications for PEV Interactions [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]
Description This SAE Recommended Practice J2847 establishes requirements and specifications for communication between plug-in electric vehicles and the electric power grid, for energy transfer and other applications. Where relevant, this document notes, but does formally specify, interactions between the vehicle and vehicle operator.
Functional Area Electric Vehicle to Grid
Date Entered into Catalog 14-Oct-11
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package
Name of Standard  Smart Energy Profile 2.0 Application Protocol Specification (IEEE-2030.5-2013
Version  2.0
Title  Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2.0
Description  Define the messages exchanged between devices that implement the Smart Energy Profile, thereby delivering on the requirements in the Smart Energy Profile 2.0 Marketing Requirements Document [ZBHP MRD] and the Smart Energy Profile 2.0 Technical Requirements Document [ZB 095449], and enabling an interoperable eco‐system of Smart Energy devices.
Functional Area
Date Entered into Catalog  31-Mar-14
 Relevant Domains: Market, Operations, Service Providers, Generation, Distribution, Customer
 IKB    SIF    DPS    PAP Recommendation    SGCC    SGAC       SGIMC     Voting Package     Webinar
Name of Standard SGIP 2011-0008_1
Version 1
Title PAP 18: SEP 1.x to SEP 2.0 Transition and Coexistence White Paper
Description SEP 1.x to SEP 2.0 Transition and Coexistence was created to specifically address SEP 1.x to SEP 2.0 migration and coexistence.
Functional Area SEP Migration
Date Entered into Catalog 31-Dec-11
Relevant Domain: Customer
IKB SIF DPS C&AR SGCC SGAC Voting Package