“Consensus” lacking for smart grid standards, says FERC

July 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

On July 19 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced that the time is not yet ripe to institute a FERC proceeding on standards for smart grid interoperability and functionality.

What’s the holdup? According to FERC, more consensus is needed on the five families of standards under consideration. But FERC is encouraging stakeholders to continue working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop the needed consensus. (The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 required — but did not define — “sufficient consensus.”)

In an e-mail, Enernex chairman and CTO Erich W. Gunther explored how this consensus could be achieved…

Full post: FERC says “consensus” lacking for smart grid standards: What consensus?

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