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Standards Council of Canada releases smart grid standards roadmap


November 16, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

November 15, 2012 – The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) recently released a standards roadmap to support the building of Canada’s smart grid. The report is the product of two years of work performed by the Task Force on Smart Grid Technology and Standards: a group of industry and government experts from across Canada under the oversight of Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (CNC/IEC).

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The recommendations outlined in the report identify the standardization solutions needed for a modern electricity grid that focuses on quality, reliability, optimal usage and cost-efficiency. Areas covered include:

• Smart Grid policy, legislation and regulatory considerations
• Privacy and security requirements
• Transmission and distribution standards
• Metering systems standards

“The release of the Canadian Smart Grid Standards Roadmap heralds a new phase of action in the energy sector,” said SCC CEO, John Walter. “As Canada moves closer toward a smarter and more efficient electricity infrastructure, it is vital that the expertise brought together to develop this roadmap continues to drive the significant shift taking place in this sector.”