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NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 4.0



Avi Gopstein, Cuong Nguyen, Cheyney O'Fallon, Nelson Hastings, David A. Wollman


NIST's fourth framework informing America's development of the smart grid includes updates to the Smart Grid Conceptual Model, introduces new Communication Pathways Scenarios and an Ontology for the smart grid, provides guidance on cybersecurity practices and tools, and develops the concept of an Interoperability Profile to facilitate testing and certification to improve smart grid interoperability and functionality.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1108rev4
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Smart Grid, Interoperability, Standards, Power Systems, Electricity, Economics, Operations, Cybersecurity, Environmental Sustainability, Testing and Certification


Gopstein, A. , Nguyen, C. , O'Fallon, C. , Hastings, N. and Wollman, D. (2021), NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 4.0, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created February 17, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022