NIST SGIP Priority Action Plan 2, Guidelines for Assessing Wireless Standards for Smart Grid Applications
David E. Cypher, Nada T. Golmie
This report is a draft of key tools and methods to assist smart grid system designers in making informed decisions about existing and emerging wireless technologies. An initial set of quantified requirements have been brought together for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and initial distribution automation (DA) communications. These two areas present technological challenges due to their scope and scale. These systems will span widely diverse geographic areas and operating environments and population densities ranging from urban to rural.