Joint CEN, CENELEC and ETSI Activity on Standards for Smart Grids
The CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Joint Working Group (JWG) on standards for smart grids worked between June 2010 and March 2011 on the production of a report addressing standards for smart grids.
On 1 March 2011, the European Commission issued Mandate M/490 requesting the three European Standards Organisations (ESOs), CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, "to develop a framework to enable European Standardisation Organisations to perform continuous standard enhancement and development in the field of Smart Grids, while maintaining transverse consistency and promote continuous innovation."
The focal point addressing the ESO's response to M/490 is the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Smart Grids Coordination Group (SG-CG), built around the membership of the previous JWG. M/490 requires the work to build on already existing material delivered through other mandates such as the M/441 and M/468.
Structure of the Smart Grid Coordination Group
A main group, the Smart Grid Coordination Group, and 4 working groups, all working under the responsibility of the main group:
- Working Group Reference Architecture
- Working Group First Set of Standards
- Working Group Sustainable Processes
- Working Group Security
In 2012, the above-mentioned working groups worked intensively to produce reports (approved by the CEN and CENELEC Technical Boards in December 2012 and by ETSI Board in January 2013) which are available on the CEN-CENELEC website.