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An Introduction to the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Framework



Avi Gopstein


To address changes taking place in the grid, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published an update to its Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards. This fourth release of the Smart Grid Framework addresses information exchange and physical interoperability within the context of accelerating technological change, rapidly falling prices for modern energy technologies, increasing proliferation of low-cost sensors and network-enabled devices, and an associated surge in the amount and granularity of available data. The introduced in this document describes the relationship between interoperability and the functions of a modern and sustainable grid and provides a strategic framework to understand and address gaps that limit the pace of grid modernization.
EE T&D Magazine


Smart Grid, Interoperability, Distributed Energy Resources


Gopstein, A. (2021), An Introduction to the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Framework, EE T&D Magazine, [online], (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created June 1, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022