[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 9, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27288-27289]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13514]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

[090520915-9921-01]


Initial List of Smart Grid Interoperability Standards; Request 
for Comments

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
seeks comments on a preliminary set of smart grid interoperability 
standards and specifications identified for inclusion in the Smart Grid 
Interoperability Standards Framework, Release 1.0.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to: George Arnold, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Stop 8100, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8100. Electronic comments may be sent to: 
smartgridcomments@nist.gov.
    The list of proposed standards and specifications is available at: 
http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/standards.html. Additional information 
may be found at: http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Arnold, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 
8100, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 
20899-8100, telephone (301) 975-5627.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1305 of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140) requires the Director of 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ``to 
coordinate the development of a framework that includes protocols and 
model standards for information management to achieve interoperability 
of smart grid devices and systems.'' NIST has identified an initial set 
of standards and specifications listed in the box below for inclusion 
in Release 1.0 of the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Framework. 
Release 1.0 is a work in progress. It is not complete, nor is it 
exclusionary. Existing standards that do not appear in this first 
installment to Release 1.0 have not been eliminated from consideration. 
Standards that currently appear on the list ultimately may not be 
included.
    This initial set of standards represents the first step in Phase I 
of the NIST three-phase plan for smart grid interoperability. The full 
plan is available at: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/smartgrid_041309.html.
    To assist in carrying out its plan, NIST awarded a contract to 
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to organize and facilitate two 
workshops, held on April 28-29, 2009 and May 19-20, 2009. Under its 
contract, EPRI is also required to use its technical expertise to 
compile, distill, and organize stakeholder contributions into a draft 
interim roadmap for smart grid interoperability standards. The proposed 
set of standards is based on input received from participants in the 
public Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Interim Roadmap Workshop 
I, held on April 28-29 in Reston, Virginia. Notes and outcomes of the 
workshop can be found at http://collaborate.nist.gov/twiki-sggrid/bin/view/_SmartGridInterimRoadmap/InterimRoadmapWorkshop1.
    The more than 400 people who participated in the April 28-29 
workshop represented a large cross-section of smart grid stakeholders. 
NIST recognizes, however, that not all interested stakeholders 
participated in the workshop. Arranged in alphabetical order, the list 
of proposed standards and specifications will be expanded as the 
process continues and as the standards framework is developed further 
to support the functionality envisioned for the Smart Grid and as 
technology evolves.
    Although not included in this initial list, communication standards 
pertaining to basic connectivity and data networking are also important 
for Smart Grid interoperability. They will be part of the 
interoperability framework. Initial standards in these categories will 
be evaluated following the Smart Grid Interim Standards Roadmap 
Workshop II, held on May 19-20. Altogether, several hundred standards 
that are identified or developed over the span of several years may be 
required to achieve secure, end-to-end interoperability across a fully 
implemented Smart Grid.
    NIST recognizes that the standards and specifications listed below 
will require further development and that many additional standards and 
specifications are needed to achieve interoperability of Smart Grid 
devices and systems. Updated versions of the Smart Grid 
Interoperability Framework will be published periodically to include 
additional standards as they are recognized by NIST and to remove 
standards from the list, as appropriate, as the coordination process 
moves forward.

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           Standard                           Application
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AMI-SEC System Security        Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)
 Requirements.                  and Smart Grid end-to-end security.
ANSI C12.19/MC1219...........  Revenue metering information model.
BACnet ANSI ASHRAE 135-2008/   Building automation.
 ISO 16484-5.
DNP3.........................  Substation and feeder device automation.
IEC 60870-6/TASE.2...........  Inter-control center communications.
IEC 61850....................  Substation automation and protection.
IEC 61968/61970..............  Application level energy management
                                system interfaces.
IEC 62351 Parts 1-8..........  Information security for power system
                                control operations.
IEEE C37.118.................  Phasor measurement unit (PMU)
                                communications.
IEEE 1547....................  Physical and electrical interconnections
                                between utility and distributed
                                generation (DG).
IEEE 1686-2007...............  Security for intelligent electronic
                                devices (IEDs).
NERC CIP 002-009.............  Cyber security standards for the bulk
                                power system.
NIST Special Publication (SP)  Cyber security standards and guidelines
 800-53, NIST SP 800-82.        for federal information systems,
                                including those for the bulk power
                                system.
Open Automated Demand          Price responsive and direct load control.
 Response (Open ADR).
OpenHAN......................  Home Area Network device communication,
                                measurement, and control.
ZigBee/HomePlug Smart Energy   Home Area Network (HAN) Device
 Profile.                       Communications and Information Model.
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    Authority: Section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security 
Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140).
    Request For Comments: NIST seeks comments on the list of standards 
and specifications identified for inclusion in Release 1.0 of the Smart 
Grid Interoperability Standards Framework. NIST intends to publish and 
request comments on several draft versions (Releases) of the Smart Grid 
Interoperability Standards Framework and will provide an analysis of 
all comments received with its publication of the final Release.
    E.O. 12866: This notice has been determined not to be significant 
for the purposes of E.O. 12866.

    Dated: June 3, 2009.
Patrick Gallagher,
Deputy Director, NIST.
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