IEEE announces new standards for smart grids
IEEE announced five new standards, as well as a modified standards development project, that are all intended to aid the efficient rollout of smart grids worldwide. The new standards and standards projects recently approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board carve critical new dimensions into the IEEE portfolio of more than 100 active standards or standards in development relevant to the smart grid. Judith Gorman, MD, IEEE-SA, said, “The new standards are the by product of intensifying smart-grid deployment around the world.” Meanwhile, the Power Ministry is assessing proposals worth Rs 400 crore for smart-grid projects and a final decision is expected within a few months. Aimed at improving efficiency in the sector, smart-grid initiatives make use of information technology, especially to bring down losses in the transmission and distribution (T&D) segment.