ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 Smart Grid Interoperability Process Reference Manual.
“This standard defines
requirements and recommendations for general test policies, test suite
specifications, test profiles, interoperability testing and certification authority
technical programs, governance, laboratory qualifications, and process
improvements. It also describes an implementation approach,” according to NEMA
Program Manager Khaled Masri.
This new standard was joint
effort by the NEMA Distribution Automation Technical Committee and Smart Grid
Interoperability Panel’s (SGIP) Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee.
“The approval of ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 represents a substantial effort by
SGIP’s membership and our commitment to interoperability and advancing grid
modernization through industry collaboration. It contains testing and
certification recommendations and best practices that promote the introduction
of interoperable products in the marketplace,” said Aaron Smallwood, Director
of Technology Operations, SGIP.
ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 is available in hard copy or electronic download for $108 in the NEMA Standards Store at www.nema.org.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.