The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted three documents related to the Smart Grid, the next-generation electricity network for U.S. power distribution. The draft documents, which include a proposed charter for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, a call for candidates to serve on the panel's initial governing board and the panel's membership agreement, are now available atop the Developments toward Smart Grid Interoperability box at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/.
The planned Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) will support NIST in fulfilling its responsibilities under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. The SGIP will identify, prioritize and address new and emerging requirements for Smart Grid standards. It will further develop the initial NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0, which was released for public review on Sept. 24.
Nominations for candidates for the initial governing board of the SGIP must be received on or before Nov. 4, 2009. Submissions may be sent by email, fax, or by mail to the coordinators: e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; fax, (865) 218- 8999; or mail, SGIPGB Coordinator, EnerNex Corporation, 620 Mabry Hood Road, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37932.