SGIP embraces standards, as we believe it helps the industry with moving towards interoperability. While standards alone don’t achieve interoperability, it is one step in the progression.
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SGIP has created a Catalog of Standard (CoS) with the intent of it serving as a useful resource for utilities, manufacturers, regulators, consumers, and other industry stakeholders as they advance and accelerate the implementation of Grid Modernization Programs. This catalog also provides a key, non-exclusive, source of input to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) process for coordinating the development of a framework of protocols and model standards for an interoperable Smart Grid.
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Users of the SGIP Catalog of Standards (CoS) should note that the standards and other documents listed in this Catalog are selected based on the technical criteria established by SGIP and is not meant to reflect an endorsement or recommendation by SGIP. Users should also note that although documents of the type listed can be expected to be periodically amended or revised, the versions listed in the CoS have been added at a certain point in time, and thus may or may not be the most recent versions available from the relevant developing organizations. Users of the Catalog are therefore advised in all cases to consult the appropriate website or other appropriate source of information for each developer’s documents to ascertain whether amendments, revisions or corrigendum have been issued, and should also determine for themselves what impact any such changes may have on the suitability of the changed documents to meet their individual goals.
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SGIP produced the Interoperability Process Reference Manual ( IPRM) which is now ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 (Smart Grid Interoperability Process Reference Manual). The process reference manual deals recommendations on processes and best practices that enhance the introduction of interoperable products in the market place. It is intended to enhance the validity and consistency of testing and certification programs for standards based products in the market place to help assure their conformance and interoperability for the end user/buyer.