IEEE establishes IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group

The IEEE has announced the formation of the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The newly formed collective will aid in addressing challenges related to the use of IEEE 802 standards in smart grid applications.

The IEEE has announced the formation of the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The newly formed collective will aid in addressing challenges related to the use of IEEE 802 standards in smart grid applications.

IEEE 802.24 is a collaborative umbrella organization that will work with multiple IEEE 802 working groups (WGs) and will liaise with key stakeholders in the smart grid ecosystem, such as regulatory agencies, other standards development bodies, and industry organizations.

“IEEE 802 networking standards have achieved near-ubiquitous adoption – they’re essential underlying technologies found in almost every computing device made today, whether it’s a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. These standards are an integral part of the connected world,” said Bill Ash, strategic program manager, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). “Now with the smart grid’s continued evolution, IEEE 802 standards will also play a fundamental role in critical applications like home automation, advanced metering infrastructures, renewables integration, and demand response. The IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid TAG will serve as the ultimate resource for practical information and insight about the use of IEEE 802 standards in the smart grid.”

Among the IEEE 802 WGs taking part in the new collective are the IEEE 802.1 Higher Layer LAN Protocols WG, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet WG, IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN WG, IEEE 802.15 Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) WG, IEEE 802.16 Broadband Wireless Access WG, IEEE 802.18 Radio Regulatory TAG, IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handoff WG, and IEEE 802.22 Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN) WG.

Primary responsibilities and activities falling under the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid TAG’s purview include facilitating coordination and collaboration among IEEE 802 groups and providing conference and event speakers able to address the use of IEEE 802 standards in smart grid applications. Participants will cooperatively develop a range of materials such as white papers, guidelines and presentations.

For more information on the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid TAG, please visit http://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/802.24.html.


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