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.

Standardization request M/490 on Smart Grids

The CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Smart Energy Grid Coordination Group (CG-SEG) is the focal point and continue to cooperate with EC Smart Grids Task Force (EC SGTF) that include Experts Groups:

Expert Group 1 – Smart grid standards
Expert Group 2 – Regulatory recommendations for privacy, data protection and cyber-security in the smart grid environment
Expert Group 3 – Regulatory recommendations for smart grid deployment
Expert Group 4 – Smart grid infrastructure deployment
Expert Group 5 – Implementation of smart grid industrial policy

Our Role & Activities

Our Smart Machine-to-Machine communications Technical Committee (TC SmartM2M) actively supports the oneM2M global initiative, especially in relation to European Commission (EC) driven activities, bridging the EC’s needs in the M2M/IoT area and the technical work in oneM2M and other ETSI activities.

TC SmartM2M focus is on an application-independent ‘horizontal’ service platform with architecture capable of supporting a very wide range of services including Smart Metering, Smart Grids, eHealth, city automation (Smart Cities), consumer applications, car automation and smart appliances.

Smart Appliances have been specified on request of EC DG Connect. The Smart Appliances specifications are based on the oneM2M communication framework complemented with Smart Appliance REFerence (SAREF) ontology. SAREF work has contributed to the foundations of the base ontology of oneM2M Release 2.

TC SmartM2M developed Smart Appliances' Reference Ontology and oneM2M Mapping standards and Smart Appliance testing standards. For Smart Appliances SAREF extension investigation in the energy domain, direct inputs from EEBus and Energy@home have been included in TC SmartM2M developments where Energy, Environment and Building sectors are now part of normative work.

CG-SEG lead and other ETSI Groups involved in Smart Grids

ETSI Smart Machine-to-Machine communications Technical Committee (TC SmartM2M) has been named by the ETSI Operational Coordination Group (OCG) as the lead ETSI Technical Body/TB for the coordination of ETSI's responses to the EC standardization request on Smart Grids (M/490) and is now the main ETSI entry point of ETSI participation in CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Smart Energy Grid Coordination Group (CG-SEG) with other ETSI TBs that indicated their interest to respond to the standardization request M490 on smart grids and to take part in CG-SEG:

  • ATTM
  • ERM
  • SCP
  • MSG

The ISG OSG (Open Smart Grid Protocol) - now closed - has contributed to the work on Smart Grids in ETSI.