|[December 12, 2012]
IEEE Looks to the Future of Smart Grid Communications with IEEE 802.24™ Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to
advancing technology for humanity, today announced the formation of the IEEE
802.24™ Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The newly
launched entity is a collaborative umbrella organization that works with
multiple IEEE 802® working groups (WGs) and will liaise with
key smart grid ecosystem stakeholders, such as regulatory agencies,
other standards development bodies and industry organizations. The IEEE
802.24 Smart Grid TAG's goal is to help resolve questions and challenges
regarding the use of IEEE 802 standards in smart grid applications.
"IEEE 802 networking standards have achieved near-ubiquitous adoption -
they're essential underlying technologies found in almost every
computing device made today, whether it's a desktop computer, laptop,
tablet or smartphone. These standards are an integral part of the
connected world," said Bill Ash, strategic program manager, IEEE Standards
Association (IEEE-SA). "Now with the smart grid's continued evolution,
IEEE 802 standards will also play a fundamental role in critical
applications like home automation, advanced metering infrastructures,
renewables integration and demand response. The IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid
TAG will serve as the ultimate resource for practical information and
insight about the use of IEEE 802 standards in the smart grid."
Among the IEEE 802 WGs taking part in the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid TAG are
802.1™ Higher Layer LAN Protocols WG, IEEE
802.3™ Ethernet WG, IEEE
802.11™ Wireless LAN WG, IEEE
802.15&rade; Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) WG, IEEE
802.16™ Broadband Wireless Access WG, IEEE
802.18™ Radio Regulatory TAG, IEEE
802.21™ Media Independent Handoff WG and IEEE
802.22™ Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN) WG. As part of its
charter, the group will become an essential link and first point of
contact for an array of smart grid constituencies, including
policymakers and regulatory bodies, Standards Development Organizations
(SDOs) and trade associations, as well as an internal resource for other
IEEE societies, groups and committees. Primary responsibilities and
activities falling under the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid TAG's purview
include facilitating coordination and collaboration among IEEE 802
groups and providing conference and event speakers able to address the
use of IEEE 802 standards in smart grid applications. Additionally,
participants will cooperatively develop a range of materials such as
white papers, guidelines and presentations.
"As foundational elements working at the lower layers to connect devices
together, IEEE 802 standards are applicable in a wide variety of
environments. As a result, they are a natural fit within today's nascent
smart grid ecosystem," said James Gilb, chair, IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid
TAG. "IEEE 802 holds nearly unlimited potential for relevance within
smart grid applications. By providing needed guidance, expertise and
other resources relating to these standards, the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid
TAG will help ensure continued innovation and advancement of the smart
For more information on the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid TAG, please visit http://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/802.24.html.
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