Smart Grid Interoperability - Evolution of Standards Development

Presented by: Mark Siira

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Tutorial Overview:
This tutorial is a review of standards development and IEEE Smart Grid Interoperability. The sessions will include an update on current status and application, including 2030 Series and 1547.3.   

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  • Smart Grid - Definition, History and Justifcation for the Guide
  • Interoperability – Definition, Needs, Perspectives And Applications
  • Link Between Power, Communications And Information, Technologies IEEE Smart Grid Interoperability, Reference Model (SGIRM)
  • Evolution of Standards Development
  • Application of SGIRM – Frequency Regulation

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  • Current Activites in Interoperability and Cybersecurity Standards
  • Regulatory Changes




About the Presenters

Mark Siira is the Director of Utility Compliance and Solutions for ComRent International, a leader in load testing solutions for utility-scale systems. Mark is the Chair of IEEE SCC 21. In this role, he leads the development of all interconnection and interoperability standards for Photovoltaics, Dispersed Generation, and Energy Storage. Vice-Chair for IEEE P1547 Revision. He is also a member of the UL Standards Technical Panels 1741 (Inverters), UL2200 (Generators) and 6171 (Wind farms interconnection).

Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University), and an MBA from Harvard University.



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