Interoperability is key when introducing new technologies and systems. The work of the SGIP groups is to address issues and gaps preventing the acceleration of grid modernization.  We embrace the use of standards and constructing ways to ensure interoperability once the standards are implemented.  We do this through our various working groups which can be found on our Committees page.

Standards & Interoperability:  

SGIP embraces standards, as we believe it helps the industry with moving towards interoperability.  SGIP is focused on driving the development and adoption of standards for interoperability for electric distribution systems.  While standards alone don’t achieve interoperability, it is one step in the progression.

The SGIP Smart Grid Catalog of Standards (CoS) was created with the intent of serving as a useful resource for utilities, manufacturers, regulators, consumers, and other industry stakeholders as they advance and accelerate the implementation of Grid Modernization Programs.  This 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.

The CoS Navigation Tool enables a user to select standards by visually navigating the domains, subdomains, and components of the Smart Grid.  Click here to access SGIP’s CoS Navigation Tool.

Users of the SGIP Catalog of Standards (CoS) should note that the standards listed in this Catalog are selected based on the technical criteria established by SGIP and is not meant to reflect an endorsement or recommendation by SGIP. Users should also note that, although documents of the type listed can be expected to be periodically amended or revised, the versions listed in the CoS have been added at a certain point in time, and thus may or may not be the most recent versions available from the relevant developing organizations.  Users of the Catalog are therefore advised in all cases to consult the appropriate website or other appropriate source of information for each developer’s documents to ascertain whether amendments, revisions or corrigendum have been issued, and should also determine for themselves what impact any such changes may have on the suitability of the changed documents to meet their individual goals.