Standardization in Smart Grids

Introduction to IT-Related Methodologies, Architectures and Standards

  • Mathias Uslar
  • Michael Specht
  • Christian Dänekas
  • Jörn Trefke
  • Sebastian Rohjans
  • José M. González
  • Christine Rosinger
  • Robert Bleiker

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-24
  2. Basics and Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mathias Uslar
      Pages 3-12
  3. Requirements and Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Christian Dänekas, José M. González
      Pages 15-37
    3. Jörn Trefke, José M. González, Christian Dänekas
      Pages 39-57
    4. Jörn Trefke, Christian Dänekas
      Pages 59-77
    5. José M. González, Jörn Trefke
      Pages 79-96
  4. Standards and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Michael Specht, Sebastian Rohjans
      Pages 99-114
    3. Christine Rosinger, Mathias Uslar
      Pages 129-146
    4. Michael Specht, Christine Rosinger
      Pages 163-177
    5. Michael Specht
      Pages 179-188
  5. Future Applications and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Sebastian Rohjans, Michael Specht
      Pages 191-209
    3. José M. González, Michael Specht
      Pages 211-228
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


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.


European Mandate m490 Power Systems Smart Grid Standardization Technology Trainings Architecture

Authors and affiliations

  • Mathias Uslar
    • 1
  • Michael Specht
    • 2
  • Christian Dänekas
    • 3
  • Jörn Trefke
    • 4
  • Sebastian Rohjans
    • 5
  • José M. González
    • 6
  • Christine Rosinger
    • 7
  • Robert Bleiker
    • 8
  1. 1.OFFIS – Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.OFFIS − Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.OFFIS – Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany
  4. 4.OFFIS − Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany
  5. 5.OFFIS − Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany
  6. 6.OFFIS − Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany
  7. 7.OFFIS – Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany
  8. 8.OFFIS – Institut für InformatikOldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34915-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34916-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1287
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4676
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