The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and its Participating Members in Good Standing have approved the inclusion of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1901-2010 into its catalog of standards.

The IEEE 1901 standard has been developed to benefit the high-speed communication devices through electric power lines, which are also known as broadband over power line, to deliver data rates over 500Mbps in LAN applications and is used with transmission frequencies below 100MHz.

IEEE Standards Association strategic program manager Bill Ash said the inclusion of IEEE 1901 standard is important for the future of smart-grid deployment.

"Having the SGIP approve the inclusion of our standard in its catalog underscores the importance of smart-grid expansion and advancement worldwide," Ash added.

"We understand that collaboration among multiple organizations is paramount to the smart grid’s success."

SGIP provides a framework to coordinate all smart grid stakeholders and accelerate standards harmonization and advance the interoperability of smart grid devices and systems.

The catalog of standards is a collection and practices that the SGIP considers relevant for the development and deployment of a robust, interoperable and secure smart grid.

After the board of governors of SGIP recommended and the plenary voting among the panel’s Participating Members in Good Standing, the IEEE 1901 standard was included in the catalog.

US-based IEEE is a professional organization for advancing technology.