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SGIP August 15, 2013 eMeeting - State of the Union


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On August 15th, SGIP presented a state of the association address to member and non-member stakeholders. An overview of the NIST Smart Grid Program was provided as well as highlights of the many past quarter’s technical accomplishments were including the approval of the Priority Action Plan 22 and Electric Vehicle (EV) Fueling Submetering Requirements. In addition, the Project Management Office will have numerous ballots beginning in August and continuing through the end of year for Catalog of Standard entries. - See more at:

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SGIP August 15, 2013 eMeeting - State of the Union

  1. 1. SGIP eMeeting 15 August 2013 1:00 – 3:00pm ET
  2. 2. eMeeting Moderator Patrick J. Gannon President & Executive Director, SGIP
  3. 3. SGIP eMeeting Agenda • Welcoming Remarks John McDonald • NIST Smart Grid Program Chris Greer • Organization Overview Patrick Gannon • Technical Accomplishments John Caskey • Call for Participation Tariq Samad • Wrap-up Q & A Patrick Gannon
  4. 4. Welcoming Remarks John D. McDonald, P.E. Chairman of the Board, SGIP Director, Tech. Strategy & Policy Dev. GE Digital Energy
  5. 5. Welcoming Remarks Organizational Status • Phase I: Build Foundation – Key people, contracted services and tools on board – Learning curve for new people, contractors and members • Phase II: Operate Machinery • Phase III: Evaluate New Initiatives • Phase IV: Future Direction and Activities SGIP operating in Phase II, and entering early stages of Phase III
  6. 6. Welcoming Remarks Areas of Emphasis • Technical activities (relevance, value) – New Priority Action Plans (PAPs) – Project Management Office (PMO) – Catalog of Standards (CoS) Process • Smart Grid Implementation Methods Committee – Focus on providing desired information to members – Active electric utility leadership and participation • International Activities Committee – Existing & new international collaboration agreements – Active leadership and participation
  7. 7. NIST Smart Grid Program Chris Greer Director, Smart Grid and Cyber- Physical Systems Program Office, NIST
  8. 8. SGIP Organization Patrick Gannon
  9. 9. NARRATIVE PROCESS provides a framework for orchestrating all Smart Grid stakeholders to accelerate standards harmonization and interoperability SGIP
  10. 10. Work Products Membership Domain Expert Working Groups (DEWGs) Priority Action Plans (PAPs) Standing Member Committees Architecture Cybersecurity Implementation Testing & Certification Building to Grid Home to Grid Industry to Grid Business & Policy Vehicle to Grid Distributed Renewables Generation & Storage Wireless Comm - 02 Energy Storage Interconnect - 07 Distribution Grid Mgmt - 08 Standard DR & DER Signals - 09 Map IEEE 1815 to IEC 61850 - 12 Wind Plant Comm - 16 Power Line Comm - 15 Facility Smart Grid Info Std - 17 Wholesale Demand Response - 19 Green Button ESPI Evolution - 20 EV Fueling Submetering - 22 Weather Info - 21 Conceptual Models & Roadmaps Requirements Use Cases Whitepapers Stds Evaluation Catalog of Stds Transmission & Distribution SGIP Member Groups
  11. 11. SGIP Technical Accomplishments John F. Caskey Vice Chair of Board, SGIP Asst. Vice President, NEMA
  12. 12. Technical Committee Direction • Current focus of the Technical Committee is: – Provide direction and resources necessary to keep Catalog of Standards reviews on track – Oversee the four standing member committees – Oversee the Program Management Office – Help keep DEWGs and PAPS on schedule – Identify and prioritize candidate projects for the PAP Pipeline or DEWGs or other technical groups • Primary result is the Catalog of Standards
  13. 13. Catalog of Standards Background • A reference guide on standards and practices that advance interoperability for Smart Grid applications • SGIP industry experts conduct a rigorous technical review • Reviews provide an objective assessment against stated criteria • Reviews assist in evaluating interoperability concerns in Smart Grid projects SGIP
  14. 14. Catalog of Standards Status • Hundreds of standards considered for inclusion • Presently 56 entries in the Catalog of Standards • Anticipate many more to be added this year • Over 50 standards at the top of the queue • Prioritizing on standards emerging from SGIP Priority Action Plans or connected to the NIST Framework • Additional 160 standards in the queue
  15. 15. Standing Member Committees • Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC) • Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee (SGCC) • Smart Grid Implementation Methods Committee (SGIMC) • Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee (SGTCC)
  16. 16. Smart Grid Architecture Committee • Coordinating architectures with European Union – EU M490 Methodology & Interoperability Work Packages • Completed several key reviews: – ITU-T G.9900 series - Power Line Communication Transceiver – IEC 62541 series – OPC Unified Architecture Specification – OpenADR 2.0a & b – Demand Response Energy Management – ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0 • High work volume; we need qualified volunteers
  17. 17. Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee • User’s Guide for NIST IR 7628 (Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity) • Completed Privacy Roadmap • Completed Risk Management Case Study • Completed mapping of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) v5 to NIST IR 7628 • Completed an extraordinarily large number of reviews for candidate standards for the CoS
  18. 18. Smart Grid Implementation Methods Committee • Provides assistance on Green Button standards – Use cases – Business case for investing in transition – Lessons Learned – Implementation & utilization strategies – Testing criteria • Educates stakeholders on best practices – Utilizing Green Button standards – IEC 61850 - Electrical Substation Automation
  19. 19. Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee (1) • Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM) Version 2 released • Interoperability Testing and Certification Authorities (ITCA) application/review process completed • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for IPRM/ITCA Development Guide created • White Paper on the Importance and Value of Testing and Certification for the Smart Grid.
  20. 20. Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee (2) • Completed Education and Outreach Plan – Testing & Certification advocacy – Outreach to utilities on value and importance of testing • Catalog of Standards sub-group completed a review process for analyzing characteristics of a standard • Held discussion with EU Smart Grid Committee on collaboration for testing/certification initiatives. • Collaborated in the creation of 8 testing programs that will use the Interoperability Process Reference Manual
  21. 21. Program Management Office (PMO) • Design and Composition of PMO Team – Completed • PMO Charter – Completed – Approved by Technical Committee on July 25, 2013 • Technical Support Funding Request procedure and form - Completed • Invited Technical Expert procedure and form - Completed • Holding weekly PMO Team meetings
  22. 22. Domain Expert Working Groups • Provide the strategic domain perspective on the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Framework • Prepare White Papers, Use Case Scenarios to identify issues and gaps in standards, guidelines and testing • Propose Priority Action Plans to address gaps & issues Building to Grid (B2G) Industry to Grid (I2G) Home to Grid (H2G) Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Business and Policy (BnP) Transmission and Distribution (TnD) Distributed Renewables, Generation & Storage (DRGS)
  23. 23. Building to Grid/Industry to Grid (B2G/I2G) Joint DEWG • Preparing Challenges of Transactive Energy white paper – Helping set the stage for a potential PAP – Paper completion expected end of 2013 • Preparing Electrical Storage vs. Thermo Storage white paper – Expected completion: end of 2013
  24. 24. Home to Grid (H2G) DEWG • Developing white paper: “Economic Value of Demand Response in the Electric Energy Market” – Expected completion: end of 2013 • Investigating impact of Transactive Energy on residential devices – Findings may result in white paper or use case scenarios • Investigating home appliances as tools for grid stability • Investigating broadcast communication of Demand Response prices and events to appliances/products • Investigating impact of microinverters on Residential Power Systems
  25. 25. Distributed Renewables, Generation & Storage (DRGS) DEWG • DRGS-Subgroup C: Coordinating with DOE, DOD – Define use cases based on Microgrid demonstration projects – Developing architectures and models for thenformation exchange • DRGS-Subgroup D: Coordinating development of test procedures and test plans for grid interactive Smart Inverter functions • DRGS-Subgroup E: White Paper on DER Regulatory and Market issues • DRGS-Subgroup B: White Papers – DER Use Case Classification and Information Exchange – DER Cyber Physical Security recommendations
  26. 26. Transmission and Distribution (TnD) DEWG • Ongoing development of Transmission Bus Load Model – A model for an interface between transmission and distribution systems – Facilitates communications between the transmission Energy Management System (EMS) and the Distribution Management System (DMS) – Scenario 14 – abnormal states of TBLM following Very Large Scale Events (like Superstorm Sandy)
  27. 27. Business and Policy (BnP) DEWG • Examined policy issues such as Green Button initiative and regulatory support • Engaged discussions with NARUC – Distributed Generation and Utilities Business Model – Differing State renewable portfolio standards • Formed adhoc group to explore: – Framework for data sharing – Usage agreements between interacting parties (utilities, aggregators, etc.)
  28. 28. Priority Action Plans • PAPs arise from the analysis of the applicability of standards to the Use Cases of the Smart Grid • PAPs include identified experts from related Standard Development Organizations (SDOs) • Currently there are 12 active PAPs • Each PAP is at different point in the review cycle
  29. 29. Priority Action Plan 02 Guidelines for Assessing Wireless Standards for Smart Grid Applications • Finalizing publication of NIST IR 7761 v2 - Guidelines and examples for wireless communication for Smart Grid applications • Updates specific sections in the previous Guidelines v1 • Provides assessment of the many types of wireless technologies used in different power grid environments • Identifies the suitable capabilities and weaknesses for plausible conditions of operations
  30. 30. Priority Action Plan 07 DER/Storage Interconnection Guidelines • Developed requirements resulting in new documents: – IEEE 1547.8 Recommended practice for grid-interactive DER – IEC 61850-90-7: Information Model for Advanced DER inverter functions – UL 1741 Certification Requirement Decision: Certification tests for Grid Interactive DER and Special Purpose DER • With DRGS DEWG, provided baseline work to IEEE – Draft of IEEE 1547a – New PAR P1547.1a, Voltage Reg, Voltage/Freq. ride-through • FERC & California PUC initiate new rulemaking process to consider requiring inclusion of new functions
  31. 31. Priority Action Plan 12 Mapping IEEE 1815 (DnP3) to IEC 61850 • 300 comments received on first IEEE 1815.1 ballot – Almost all comments have been addressed – Balloting is targeted for September 2013 • Excellent example of SGIP collaboration and acceleration of global harmonization with IEEE and IEC • Anticipated output is IEC will approved a dual logo standard (IEC TC 10 and IEEE 1815.1) • Anticipated CoS Ballot - 2013 Q4
  32. 32. Priority Action Plan 15 Power Line Communications • Developing an interoperable profile containing common features for home appliance application • Provides guidelines for the implementation of coexistence for low frequency narrowband power line communication standards in the smart grid • Being worked in collaboration with ITU-T and IEEE to with respect to security issues and guidelines for implementation and companion NIST IR 7943 • Anticipated CoS ballot -2013 Q4
  33. 33. Priority Action Plan 20 Green Button Energy Services Provider Interface Green Button allows consumers to have easy access to their own energy usage • NAESB completed and ratified REQ18/REQ19; – now under SGIP review; ballot for CoS in 2013 Q4 • UCAIug developed Green Button Test Plan – New tool for testing “Green Button Download My Data” • UCAIug to conduct live testing for Green Button Download My Data based on SGIP SGTCC’s IPRM • NAESB developing update to Green Button standard based on issues and lessons conveyed from UCAIug
  34. 34. Priority Action Plan 22 Electric Vehicle (EV) Fueling Sub Metering Requirements • Separate metering of Personal EV loads • Tracking of PEV electrical consumption for credits • Utility need to monitor PEV loads for predictive analysis • Requirements and standards needed to specify • Accuracy, performance, security, • Utility revenue grade billing data & 3rd party billing, • Data formats, and certification • Participants: – utilities, regulators, EV supply equip, auto manufacturers, meter manufacturers, system integrators • Contact:
  35. 35. PAPs Awaiting Standards Hand-back • PAP 08 - CIM for Distribution Grid Management: PAP output into IEC 61968-3 through TC 57 WG14 • PAP 16-Wind Plant Communications: Requirements handed off to IEC TC 88 • PAP 17-Facility SG Information Standard: ASHRAE & NEMA developing standards to meet PAP requirements • PAP 19-Wholesale Demand Response (DR): Output submitted to IEC Technical Committee 57 (TC57) for evaluation and potential adoption
  36. 36. SGIP Call for Participation on Technical Activities Tariq Samad Vice Chair, Executive Committee, SGIP Corporate Fellow, Honeywell
  37. 37. SGIP Call for Participation • New technical activities are starting and dormant ones are being renewed – eight topics discussed in this presentation • Several objectives for these activities – formation of new PAPs as well as other outcomes • SGIP members are invited to participate – help shape the evolution and output of these activities • Watch for more “calls for participation”! – member suggestions for new technical activities are welcome • Great opportunity for non-members to join
  38. 38. Call for Participation – Topics • Outline of Requirements for AMI Key Management • Cybersecurity Risk Management: Case Study and Training Class • Transactive Energy Retail Applications • Sensors for Transmission and Distribution Networks • Data Sharing and Usage Agreements • Microgrid Information Architectures • Kick-off of Weather Information PAP • Identification and Action Plan Development for Priority Testing and Certification Program Needs
  39. 39. Outline of Requirements for AMI Key Management • SGIP members will develop requirements document • Relates to ANSI C12.19 and C 12.22 standards & cybersecurity requirements • Results could be incorporated into one or more of: – ANSI Technical Report – Existing or new ANSI C12.xx Standard – NEMA Report • Could lead to new SGIP Priority Action Plan • Contact:
  40. 40. Cybersecurity Risk Management: Case Study and Training Class • Building on the Department of Energy document, “Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management” • Project will investigate: – Implementation of Smart Grid cybersecurity interoperability standards – How an organization chooses which standards to implement based on their risk profile • Seminar provided on: – Understand keys of cybersecurity risk management program – How to implement the processes within your organization • Contact:
  41. 41. Transactive Energy Retail Applications • Business and technical implementation of transactive energy – Interoperable retail cost-of-service and competitive tariffs within current regulatory policy – Residential, commercial, industrial, DG and storage – Energy commodity and distribution services – Based on existing or to-be-developed standards • Contacts: – David Holmberg, – Ram Sastry, – Edward Cazalet,
  42. 42. Sensors for Transmission and Distribution Networks • Increasing variability of electrical generation & load • More Smart Grid sensors provide more information • Enable operators to respond rapidly • Lack of standards limits sensor deployment • SGIP Members to develop requirements – for any new standards or extensions to existing standards – to improve the resiliency and reliability of the power grid • Contact:
  43. 43. Data Sharing and Usage Agreements • Smart grid capabilities depend upon information exchanges between cooperative organizations • Need profiles for access and usage agreements including stewardship of exchanged data • Work emerging from Federal Smart Grid TF, privacy efforts in Cybersecurity Committee and interest voiced in BnP DEWG • SGIP members to coordinate requirements (within an agreement framework) for data sharing and usage • Develop a roadmap for trial and implementation • Contact: and
  44. 44. Microgrid Information Architectures • SGIP Distributed Renewables, Generation and Storage Working Group is: – Collecting and developing use cases for microgrid projects – Defining architectures and models for info exchange to support operations and markets in microgrid scenarios • International in scope • Coordinate with U.S. Dept of Energy & Dept of Defense • Contact:
  45. 45. Weather Information PAP • Priority Action Plan (PAP) 21 authorized to coordinate development of weather-related user criteria • Project objectives include a set of information requirements designed to facilitate harmonization: – Weather-related information models – Information exchange models – Used in smart grid applications • Volunteer experts needed with knowledge in: – Weather information exchange standards for solar, wind, and grid operations use cases – World Meteorological Organization’s WXXM standard • Contact:
  46. 46. Priority Testing and Certification Programs Needs Identification & Action Plan Development • Led by SGIP’s Smart Grid Testing and Certification Cmte • Identify needs for system/device testing/certification • Seeking input from utility participants, as the purchasers and decision makers for these systems and devices • Deliverables may include: – Incubate new test programs – Requirements and test criteria development • Contacts: –;
  47. 47. Your suggestions also welcome . . . • Do you have suggestions for new technical activities that SGIP should launch? • Would you be willing to lead or participate in these? • We seek your input and your engagement! • Contact: – –
  48. 48. Question & Answers Patrick J. Gannon
  49. 49. Wrap-up Patrick J. Gannon
  50. 50. PGA National Hotel Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  51. 51. Next SGIP eMeeting 26 September 2013 1:00 – 3:00pm ET