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NIST, Guidelines for Assessing Wireless Standards for Smart Grid Applications, Rev. 1 (NISTIR 7761) (June 2014) (full-text).


This report contains key tools and methods to assist smart grid system designers in making informed decisions about existing and emerging wireless technologies. An initial set of quantified requirements have been brought together for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and initial distribution automation (DA) communications. These two areas present technological challenges due to their scope and scale. These systems will span widely diverse geographic areas and operating environments and population densities ranging from urban to rural.

This report represents an initial set of guidelines to assist smart grid designers and developers in their independent evaluation of candidate wireless technologies.