Standards and the Smart City

Date: December 1, 2015
Sustainable Cities Collective

Because the smart grid is such an innovative and foundational technology--along with the many standards it invites--all signs point to building sustainable smart cities. More and more people are flocking to the world's cities and connectivity is a big part of what's required, primarily through what's offered via the Internet of Things. But smart grid technology and the standard-development projects that support it will become a cornerstone for sustainability in cities around the world. Already today many cities are using smart grid tech to reposition the transmission and distribution of electricity so that consumers can more intelligently consume energy. And IEEE is at the forefront of this smart cities movement with standards such as IEEE 2030®, IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads, and IEEE P2413™, Draft IEEE Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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