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.

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 (DG ENERGY) 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, Smart Cities, consumer applications, car automation, Smart Applications (SAREF).

Initially, Smart Appliances have been specified on request of EC DG Connect. The Smart Appliances specifications were based on the oneM2M communication framework (TS 103 267) complemented with Smart Appliance REFerence (that is now Smart Applications REFerence, SAREF v3 TS 103 264) ontology. SAREF work has contributed to the foundations of the base ontology of oneM2M Release 2.

TC SmartM2M developed "SAREF ontology and oneM2M Mapping standards" and Smart Appliance testing standards. For SAREF extension investigation in the energy domain (TS 103 410-1), direct inputs from EEBus and [email protected] have been included in TC SmartM2M developments where Energy, Environment and Building sectors have been part of the first SAREF normative work. Then more SAREF extensions were developed for Smart City, Industry and Manufacturing, Smart Agri-Food, Automotive, eHealth and Ageing-Well Wearables and Smart Water. SAREF for Smart Lift is under construction.

SAREF is recognized as key enabler of IoT Semantic Interoperability with a growing set of enabling published standards (find standards in search ETSI standards with the keyword SAREF).

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

In the beginning, ETSI Smart Machine-to-Machine communications Technical Committee (TC SmartM2M) has been the lead ETSI Technical Body/TB for the coordination of ETSI's responses to the EC standardization request on Smart Grids (M/490). This lead role has been handed over to Technical Committee for Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM) that 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 take part in CG-SEG (TC ATTM, TC SmartM2M, ISG OEU, TC EE, TC CYBER).