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Smart Standardization

Coordinated efforts aim toward global principles.

Fortnightly Magazine - November 2010

evolutionary process, as standards keep pace with new technology developments and provide the mapping necessary to transform the technology to the global marketplace.

Standards development is never about simply documenting requirements; it’s about putting technologies together so they can be used in the marketplace and benefit the world. The objective of the intensifying smart grid standards effort specifically is to improve reliability and intelligence around the grid, so the gamut of economic, political and social goals are addressed and become fully satisfied.

A spectrum of organizations will have long-term roles in the smart grid standards effort, but the international community of SDOs must be coordinated for its efforts to prove meaningful and useful. And that infrastructure of coordination today is gathering form.