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NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0



George W. Arnold, Gerald FitzPatrick, David A. Wollman, Thomas L. Nelson, Paul A. Boynton, Galen H. Koepke, Allen R. Hefner Jr., Cuong Nguyen, Jeffrey A. Mazer, Dean Prochaska, Marianne M. Swanson, Tanya L. Brewer, Victoria Yan Pillitteri, David H. Su, Nada T. Golmie, Eric D. Simmon, Allan C. Eustis, David Holmberg, Steven T. Bushby, Michael D. Janezic, Ajitkumar Jillavenkatesa


The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 requires that NIST develop a framework of standards for the Smart Grid. This document is the second release of the framework first published in January, 2010. It covers the activities and outputs of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel(SGIP), which is a public-private partnership to support development of this NIST framework. It includes progress on and plans for further development of the Conceptual Architectural Framework; an update to the list of standards identified by NIST and the SGIP for the Smart Grid; a description of the SGIP organization, its activities, processes, and working groups, including the Priority Action Plans for addressing Smart Grid standards gaps and overlaps; cybersecurity strategy and plans for and work products of the SGIP Cybersecurity Working Group (CSWG); development of a framework for interoperability testing and certification, including the Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM); and a discussion of the next steps in the development of the NIST interoperability framework.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1108R2
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Conceptual Architectural Framework, CSWG, Cybersecurity Working Group, EISA, interoperability standards, Smart Grid, Smart Grid Architecture Committee, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee, SGAC, SGIP, SGTCC


Arnold, G. , FitzPatrick, G. , Wollman, D. , Nelson, T. , Boynton, P. , Koepke, G. , Hefner Jr., A. , Nguyen, C. , Mazer, J. , Prochaska, D. , Swanson, M. , Brewer, T. , Pillitteri, V. , Su, D. , Golmie, N. , Simmon, E. , Eustis, A. , Holmberg, D. , Bushby, S. , Janezic, M. and Jillavenkatesa, A. (2012), NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created February 15, 2012, Updated October 14, 2021