Smart Grid Overview
Extract of CEN-CENELEC-ETSI JWG report on standards for smart grids
Europe is committed to the 20-20-20 targets to reduce carbon emissions and to secure the energy supply. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are seen as key to reach this goal. Both measures call for changes in our energy supply system leading to smart grids as key enablers for the required innovation. To promote this transformation the European Commission has taken a number of actions including the mandate M490 on Smart Grid Standardization.
Smart Grid Definition
Extract of EC Task force for Smart Grids EG1 final report
A Smart Grid is an electricity network that can cost efficiently integrate the behaviour and actions of all users connected to it – generators, consumers and those that do both – in order to ensure economically efficient, sustainable power system with low losses and high levels of quality and security of supply and safety.
Though elements of smartness also exist in many parts of existing grids, the difference between a today's grid and a smart grid of the future is mainly the grid's capability to handle more complexity than today in an efficient and effective way.
European Mandate on Smart Grids (M490)
The Standardization Mandate on standards for smart grids is available here.
The objective of this mandate is to develop or update a set of consistent standards within a common European framework that integrates a variety of digital computing and communication technologies and electrical architectures, and associated processes and services, that will achieve interoperability and will enable or facilitate the implementation in Europe of the different high level Smart Grid services and functionalities as defined by the Smart Grid Task Force that will be flexible enough to accommodate future developments.
European Standards for Smart Grids
Standardization of smart grids is not "business as usual". The huge number of stakeholders, the necessary speed, the many international activities and the still changing solutions make it a difficult task for the European Standardization Organizations (ESO).
The three ESOs created a Joint Working Group (JWG), which produced a report that outlines Europe's standardization views in the area of smart grids, taking due account of existing global activities. The report is available here.
A summary of the report is available here which outlines the recommendations for smart grid standardization in Europe.
In response to the mandate the Joint Working Group (JWG) has been transformed into the Smart Grid Coordination Group (SM-CG) that will be the focal point for the standards development for M/490.
TC M2M (Machine to Machine) has been named by the ETSI OCG as the lead ETSI TB for the coordination of ETSI's responses to the EC mandate on Smart Grids (M/490).
TC M2M have opened a work item (DTR/M2M-00011 / TR 102 935) to study the impacts of Smart Grids on the M2M platform. It is expected to be published in early 2012.
Other groups have indicated their interest to respond to the mandate M490 on smart grids include:
The ISG OSG (Open Smart Grid Protocol) is also expected to contribute to the work on Smart Grids in ETSI.
The following is an extract of the list of ETSI standards relative to Smart Grids. It includes some of the standards dedicated to ETSI's Smart Grid activity.
Please use the ETSI Work Programme to find further related standards.
TR 102 935
Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M); Applicability of M2M architecture to Smart Grid Networks; Impact of Smart Grids on M2M platform
GS OSG 001
Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP)
TS 103 908
PowerLine Telecommunications (PLT); BPSK Narrow Band Power Line Channel for Smart Metering Applications [CEN EN 14908-3:2006, modified]
TR 102 691
Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M); Smart Metering Use Cases