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Smart Grid develops and implements measurement science underpinning modernization of the Nation's electric grid in order to improve system efficiency, reliability and sustainability, by incorporating distributed intelligence, bi-directional communications and power flows, and additional advancements to create a smart grid. In response to a mandate given by Congress and the Administration, NIST, through its Engineering Laboratory-led Smart Grid program and public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), is leading the coordination and acceleration of smart grid interoperability and security standards in collaboration with the private sector and has published the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability, which provides the foundation for future work. By utilizing expertise in NIST's Engineering, Physical Measurement and Information Technology Laboratories, this program will advance the measurement science that will increase asset utilization and efficiency, improve grid reliability, and enable greater use of renewable energy sources in the grid through research, standardization, testing and implementation of the NIST Framework. 

Programs/Projects

Smart Grid Program—The objective of the Smart Grid Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure real-time sensing, control, communications, …

Precision Timing for Smart Grid Systems—This project aims to provide support to the power systems industry in developing test methods, tools, and performance characterization and metrics for time synchronization to securely achieve the …

Smart Grid Testing and Certification—The Smart Grid Testing and Certification Project provides overall coordination and leadership of NIST technical activities in working with industry to support standards-based interoperability test …

Building Integration with Smart Grid—New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which supports the national goal to modernize the electric …

Wide-area Monitoring and Control of Smart Grid—Without ubiquitous, accurate, and reliable real-time sensors, the electric grid will not have the resiliency, reliability, and capacity to manage the unprecedented number of variable renewable …

Smart Grid System Testbed Facility —NIST is charged by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) with facilitation of interoperability standards to enable successful implementation of the evolving cyber-physical national …

Smart Grid National Coordination—The Smart Grid National Coordination project leads, coordinates and manages the national public-private stakeholder partnership effort to accelerate development of interoperability standards for …

Smart Grid Communication Networks —While there is a clear need for communication networks supporting reliable information transfer between the various entities in the electric grid, there are many issues related to network …

Power Conditioning Systems for Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids —The introduction of variable renewables, storage and microgrids into today’s electrical grid requires conversion of electric power from one form to another (AC to/from DC and/or conversion between …

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids—Electricity meters today face unprecedented challenges, from distorted waveforms on the grid, bidirectional metering for renewables, and the use of meters as distribution grid sensors for …

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems—Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but also inadvertent compromises of the information …

Electromagnetic Compatibility of Smart Grid Devices and Systems—Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) ensures that all electrical and electronic devices function reliably in their intended environments. This compatibility maintains reliability and quality …

 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8210