IEEE Recommended Practice for Smart Grid Communications Equipment - Test Methods and Installation Requirements
|Publication Date:||3 November 2014|
This document includes the recommended practice for testing and installing different types of smart grid communication equipment according to national and international standards available for equipment to be used in the smart grid.
The recommended practice includes the safety,1 EMC, environmental, and mechanical battery of tests but excludes the interoperability testing. This document captures the recommended practice for communication equipment to be installed in various domains of the smart grid such as generation, transmission, and distribution.
The recommended practice helps the industry to place on the market communication equipment suitable for use and installation in different smart grid domains. Based on specific types of communication equipment and smart grid domains, the recommended practice creates a unified set of characteristics to which smart grid communication equipment should conform and be tested. It serves as a reference for all stakeholders interested in smart grid communication equipment installation and testing.
1 i.e., safety validation, as defined in IEEE 100, seventh edition, page 999.