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ANSI/NEMA SG-IC 1-2013 smart grid standard receives approval


July 11, 2013 – The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in the U.S. says it has received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for ANSI/NEMA SG-IC 1-2013 “Smart Grid Interoperable and Conformant Testing and Certification Scheme Operator Guidelines”. The SG-IC 1 standard, NEMA explains, describes the roles and responsibilities for each of the four main participants in the testing scheme for interoperability and security among smart grid products. Smart grid players can now validate the interoperability and security of individual grid elements on a consistent, industry-wide basis, says NEMA, adding that SG-IC 1 implementation promotes the major points that define the smart grid adoption process: testing and certification; governance; harmonization; and backward compatibility. NEMA says SG-IC 1 will be available for purchase soon on its website. For more information, email NEMA smart grid industry director Steve Griffith or call (703) 841-3297.