Energy Standards

SmartGrid Interoperability Standards Project

SmartGrid Interoperability Standards are available online. Collected here are Smart Grid standards from the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Catalog of Standards and the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0 (pdf link). Given the nature and goal of interoperability, most of the standards presented here are part of both the SGIP and the NIST Framework. For further information, please visit the NIST SmartGrid site.

Hydrogen Vehicle Standards

Compressed Hydrogen Standards fill a critical role in providing uniformity and reliability for a branch of infrastructure that is quickly growing. With their development spearheaded by CSA and having earned broad North American support, the ANSI/CSA standards for hydrogen fuel cover both vehicle fuel systems and the fuel station. Fuel containers, valves, lines, hoses, injectors, indicators, regulators, fittings, housings, sequencing, breakaway devices, and other components are addressed.

Power Generation Standards

Whether you work with hydro, wind, thermal, or alternative power generation; power generators; low voltage or high voltage distribution; power distribution racks or cables; smart grid or ensuring workplace safety, the power industry has a strong focus on standardization and interoperability.

Solar Energy Standards

The Solar Energy industry relies on standardization for many things, including testing energy conversion, reflectance or materials properties, fabricating arrays, integrating into the smart grid, or assuring workplace safety.

Hydroelectric Energy Standards

Hydroelectric power standards address the commissioning, design, installation, control, use, and rehabilitation of hydroelectric generating plants and their components. Included as well are standards for fire protection, nomenclature, and identification. Control is a frequently addressed subject, with individual standards covering different aspects of a hydroelectric power plant. Similarly, communication networks for automation are addressed in a series of standards.

Taken together, standards for hydroelectric power generation reflect the scale of the undertaking that is commissioning, building, and operating the interwoven combination of multiple systems that all have to work smoothly for long periods of time with a large amount of civilians depending on its stability.

For more information, download the Hydroelectric Pamphlet published by Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation (PDF link).

Wind Turbine Standards

Wind turbine standards address design requirements and considerations, as well as covering associated components, systems, and technologies that have an impact on the reliable functioning of wind turbines. With the extensive IEC 61400 series covering topics as far ranging as full-scale structural testing and acoustic noise measurement, as well as a 6-part information model for communications for monitoring and control of wind power plants, the standardization of wind turbines is then further complemented by efforts from ISO, ANSI, and other national standards bodies. Together, these standards help keep design and production reliable and conducive to the long-lasting use of wind turbines so that they may remain dependably in service for the length of their planned lifetime and realize both their environmental and economic benefits.