EPRI Selected to Facilitate Development of Smart Grid Roadmap

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) was selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the Department of Commerce, to facilitate the development of a smart grid interoperability roadmap for the electricity sector.

EPRI's development of this "interim roadmap" will be a major step toward harmonizing interoperability standards for the Smart Grid. It is intended to ensure that different vendors' products will work together effectively, and that consensus standards should drive down the cost of components and systems, reduce the risk of early obsolescence and spur innovation.

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