The IEEE SA provides programs that cover the lifecycle of standards incubation and implementation, in addition to its core work of standards development. Standards incubation, or pre-standards activities, are supported by the Industry Connections program. Standards implementation is supported by the IEEE Conformity Assessment Program. A number of energy related programs are currently operating within Industry Connections and ICAP. The links below provide detail on these programs.
Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU)
The ICAP Phasor Measurement Unit Conformity Assessment program has been developed to address an industry need that enables Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) manufacturers to demonstrate conformance to IEEE C37.118™-2005, the standard for Synchrophasors for Power Systems. This standard defines synchronized phasor measurements used in power system applications and provides a method to quantify the measurement.
Interconnection of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
Distributed Energy Resources such as wind, solar, battery-storage, and electric vehicles (EVs) have become a top priority for managing the grid. The benefits these technologies provide to communities around the world also present novel challenges in their integration with distribution networks. The recently revised IEEE 1547TM2018 defines requirements of these DER interconnections that will take the current electrical system into the future. The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program’s (ICAP) DER related activities provide unique opportunities for the successful implementation of IEEE 1547-2018. By collaborating with stakeholders, subject matter experts and regulators ICAP is able to address industry gaps and help ensure a more reliable and resilient grid.
Precision Time Protocol – Power Profile (PTP)
The IEEE 1588 Power Profile Certification Program provides the power industry with a means of confidently implementing the IEEE 1588TM-2008 Precision Time Protocol in the electrical grid. PTP is capable of establishing a common time reference and synchronization across a system for realizing the applications that will ensure the reliability and resiliency of the grid of the future. The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) in collaboration with industry stakeholders, have come together to develop a certification program that allows vendors to demonstrate that clocks meet the requirements of the PTP standard and its associated power profile specific parameters
Nuclear Power Electrical Equipment Certification Program
The Nuclear Power Electrical Equipment Certification Program is being developed collaboratively by ICAP and the IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee (NPEC), and is based on IEEE P60780-323™ and other related IEEE nuclear standards. This program will implement certification initiatives for both Class 1E (IEEE), and Important to Safety (IEC) components to nuclear qualification standards.
IEEE Electric Vehicle Charging Conformity Assessment Program
In an evolving industry, specifications and requirements for the promotion of safe and efficient DC quick charging and bi-directional charging applications are crucial to the further deployment and development of the electric vehicle community. The IEEE 2030.1.1 standard published in 2015 specifies the design interface of electric vehicles and direct current (dc) quick chargers that promote interoperability and rapid charging of electric vehicles. Future iterations of the standard will include additional design requirements to cover the latest technological advancements in the field of bi-directional charging (V2X), ultra-rapid charging up to 400 kW and Smart (dynamic control) charging. The purpose of the program is to formalize the testing and certification process for a charger manufacturer to demonstrate conformance with the published IEEE 2030.1.1™ standard.
IC17-005 PLC Test Beds in India
This IC program will help in further engaging with various stakeholders such as Industries, Academia, and Utility companies, to establish a series of Test Beds for PLC. The Test Beds will provide an ecosystem for various stakeholders, ranging from established industries to enterprising startups, to develop and test their solutions that have PLC as the core technology.
IC18-001 Facilities Joint Use
The Joint Use group is a forum for Electric Power Utilities, Telecomm and Cable Companies, Regulators, etc. to coordinate and develop consistent approaches/methodologies/rules for joint use of facilities. The objective of this group will be to coordinate and develop both consistent approaches among companies involved in joint-use and standards and/or worker certifications for workers involved in joint-use attachments.