|[March 27, 2013]
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Approves Inclusion of IEEE 1901™-2010 into Its Catalog of Standards
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced that the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
(SGIP) and its Participating Members in Good Standing have approved the
inclusion of IEEE 1901™-2010 "IEEE Standard for Broadband over Power
Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications"
into its "Catalog of Standards."
Established in December 2009 by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) as a public-private partnership, SGIP provides a
framework for coordinating all smart grid stakeholders to help
accelerate standards harmonization and advance the interoperability of
smart grid devices and systems.
After the SGIP's board of governors' recommendation, plenary voting
among the panel's Participating Members in Good Standing resulted in the
inclusion of the IEEE 1901 standard in its catalog, which is a
collection of standards and practices that the SGIP considers to be
relevant for the development and deployment of a robust, interoperable
and secure smart grid.
"The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is honored that the SGIP has
recognized the importance of IEEE 1901 to the future of smart-grid
deployment and its ongoing development," said Bill Ash, strategic
program manager with the IEEE-SA. "Having the SGIP approve the inclusion
of our standard in its catalog underscores the importance of smart-grid
expansion and advancement worldwide. We understand that collaboration
among multiple organizations is paramount to the smart grid's success."
The IEEE 1901 standard was developed for the benefit of high-speed
communication devices via electric power lines-also known as broadband
over power line (BPL). The standard delivers data rates in excess of 500
Mbps in LAN applications and is used with transmission frequencies below
100 MHz. In addition, the standard provides numerous benefits to
utilities, service providers, consumer electronics companies,
smart-meter providers and home appliance manufacturers-all organizations
that have a stake in smart-grid technologies.
To review the SGIP's standard inormation form for IEEE 1901, please
SGIP is funded by industry stakeholders in cooperation with the U.S.
federal government. In December 2012 SGIP transitioned to an
international, member-led, industry-based organization incorporated as
"SGIP 2.0, Inc." For more information about the SGIP, please visit http://www.sgip.org.
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