Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Engineering - Energy Technology | Standardization in Smart Grids - Introduction to IT-Related Methodologies, Architectures and Standards

Standardization in Smart Grids

Introduction to IT-Related Methodologies, Architectures and Standards

Series: Power Systems

Uslar, M., Specht, M., Dänekas, C., Trefke, J., Rohjans, S., González, J.M., Rosinger, C., Bleiker, R.

2013, XII, 256 p. 97 illus.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-34916-4

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-34915-7

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Introduction to Standardization for Smart Grids
  • Presents a tutorial and best practice of Smart Grid Prototype Projects
  • Written by leading experts in the field

Besides the regulatory and market aspects, the technical level dealing with the knowledge from multiple disciplines and the aspects of technical system integration to achieve interoperability and integration has been a strong focus in the Smart Grid. This topic is typically covered by the means of using (technical) standards for processes, data models, functions and communication links. Standardization is a key issue for Smart Grids due to the involvement of many different sectors along the value chain from the generation to the appliances. The scope of Smart Grid is broad, therefore, the standards landscape is unfortunately very large and complex. This is why the three European Standards Organizations ETSI, CEN and CENELEC created a so called Joint Working Group (JWG). This was the first harmonized effort in Europe to bring together the needed disciplines and experts delivering the final report in May 2011. After this approach proved useful, the Commission used the Mandate M/490: Standardization Mandate to European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) to support European Smart Grid deployment. The focal point addressing the ESO’s response to M/490 will be the CEN, CENELEC and ETSI Smart Grids Coordination Group (SG-CG). Based on this mandate, meaningful standardization of architectures, use cases, communication technologies, data models and security standards takes place in the four existing working groups.


This book provides an overview on the various building blocks and standards identified as the most prominent ones by the JWG report as well as by the first set of standards group - IEC 61850 and CIM, IEC PAS 62559 for documenting Smart Grid use cases, security requirements from the SGIS groups and an introduction on how to apply the Smart Grid Architecture Model SGAM for utilities. In addition, future standards from ENTSO-E for market communications, standards for electric vehicles and future industrial automation, OPC UA are introduced.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » European Mandate m490 - Power Systems - Smart Grid - Standardization - Technology - Trainings Architecture

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport

Table of contents 

Part I Basics and Introduction.- Part II Requirements and Architectures.- Part III Standards and Applications.- Part IV Future Applications and Outlook.

Distribution rights 

Distribution rights for India: Surya Infotainment Products Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks.