HYDERABAD, INDIA: IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), the standards development body of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, re-affirmed its commitment to the Indian Smart Grid market. The Indian Smart Grid market is slated to be the third largest market worldwide in terms of investment only after the US and China.
The IEEE-SA SIG (Standards Interest Group), a major initiative announced in May this year, with the purpose of increasing India’s participation in the IEEE standards process in key areas such as Smart Grid has made great strides. The organization has been holding Smart Grid workshops and has been participating in large summits and events to increase awareness among key stakeholders and consumers.
IEEE-SA will present a special standards session at IEEE’s annual event IndiCon being held in Hyderabad on 16th and 17th December. IEEE-SA will introduce and explain the global role of the IEEE Standards Association with particular attention on the value of standards from an Indian perspective.
Srikanth Chandrasekaran, chairperson of IEEE-SA India SIG, said: “Smart Grid holds immense relevance and significance for India, and India is among the fastest growing markets worldwide. Smart Grid being a concept with hardware, software and interconnection elements, is complex. Without proper standards the realization of Smart Grid would be difficult. IEEE-SA is investing in creating awareness and bringing multiple stakeholders together to transfer best practices and knowledge from Smart Grid markets and perspectives. This provides a venue for crucial input as IEEE-SA is global, having deep roots in India. IEEE-SA has taken a lead role in the identification and development of standards for the Smart Grid.”
Jennie Steinhagen, Global Strategy Manager of IEEE-SA said: “We are collaborating with technical experts in India to ensure that specific and unique inputs necessary for the Indian market are incorporated into Smart Grid standards. We look forward to collaborating with industry leaders, academia and other standards bodies to create more awareness about Smart Grid and the role of standards through events and workshops.”
IEEE-SA has introduced key Smart Grid standards in India, including IEEE 2030 for interoperability between computing, communications and power and energy standards; IEEE1701 and IEEE 1702 for advanced metering; IEEE 1901 for Broadband over Power Line; and the latest IEEE 1547, the first guide for deployment of micro grids in the country, among others.