Thursday, September 16, 2010

Smart Grid PAP17 working group kickoff

(Click on the picture to enlarge it.)

Today the SGIP's PAP17 ("Priority Action Plan 17") working group kicks off with its first meeting.

Subtitled "Facility Smart Grid Information Standard" (in this context "facility" means "building" and primarily refers to commercial and industrial building consumers of electricity), it will operate in parallel and in part as a feeder to the ASHRAE/NEMA SPC 201 committee, named "Facility Smart Grid Information Model," which had its kickoff meeting 2-1/2 weeks ago.

All of this is part of the high-speed effort to develop the Smart Grid, our part being the consumer end of the Grid. There are many other groups representing the producers, distributors, transmission line operators and a surprisingly large number of other parties involved in the generation and delivery of electricity. There's a diagram floating around somewhere I will add when I find it.

Found it. (Click to enlarge.) Please note that this diagram is a simplification of the real picture. For example, the "consumer" is not only residential as shown here, but includes commercial and industrial buildings.

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