A proposed standard from ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to create smart facilities supporting smart grids will be open for public review until Oct. 6, 2015.
ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, defines an object-oriented information model to enable appliances and control systems in homes, buildings, and industrial facilities to manage electrical loads and generation sources in response to communication with a smart electrical grid and to communicate information about those electrical loads to utility and other electrical-service providers.
“The effort to substantially modernize and transform electric grids around the world is an enormous undertaking that reflects both the size and importance of those grids,” committee chair Steve Bushby said. “Viewed in its entirety, it is an intentional effort involving hundreds of organizations and companies and will impact billions of people. The standards infrastructure that will be needed to support this transformation may include over 100 standards by the time that is fully in place. This standard is one part of that infrastructure.”
To read the draft standard and to submit comments, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.