OTTAWA, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian smart grid standardization
efforts are gaining momentum with the formation of a national advisory
committee. The Canadian Smart Grid Standards Roadmap, published by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) recommends that a
steering committee be formed as a means of advancing related policy
objectives and maintaining active stakeholder engagement.
The Roadmap recommendations were the result of two years of consultation
by a group of Canadian experts from across industry and government. To
guide the standardization of a modernized, more efficient electrical
grid, the development of this SmartGrid Roadmap was overseen by Natural
Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Canadian National Committee to the
International Electrotechnical Commission (CNC/IEC).
"We're excited to begin implementing the Roadmap recommendations," says
John Walter, SCC Chief Executive Officer. "The Smart Grid Standards
Advisory Committee will help ensure that Canadian standardization
efforts are being coordinated and effectively advanced."
"Our government plays a key role in fostering innovation and
collaboration among public and private sectors and we are proud to be
working with stakeholders to facilitate a dialogue about the future of
smart grid technology in Canada," said the Honourable Joe Oliver,
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources. "We are taking action to
advance clean energy technologies, such as smart grids, making Canada a
world leader in the green economy of tomorrow."
The advisory committee will be co-chaired by SCC and the Canadian
Electricity Association (CEA). Comprised of government, industry and
consumer representatives, the committee will address policy,
legislation and regulatory considerations of Smart Grid development,
implementation and usage, so as to ensure these are executed with
consideration for Canadian interests.
"The input and expertise of steering committee members will be
invaluable in addressing the target areas identified in the
Roadmap―everything from privacy and security requirements to metering
standards," said Francis Bradley, CEA Vice-President. "The committee
will also monitor the implementation of the Roadmap and identify
approaches to meet the requirements of a smarter Canadian electric
For more information about the Smart Grid advisory committee or the
Canadian Roadmap, stakeholders are encouraged to communicate their
interest to Visar Mahmuti (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SCC is a Crown corporation and a portfolio of Industry Canada. With the
goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social
well-being, SCC offers accreditation services to standards development
bodies, and coordinates the efforts of Canadians in the development and
use of national and international standards. SCC is the Canadian member
of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and sponsor
of the Canadian national committee to the International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For additional information on the
work of SCC and the Smart Grid initiative, visit www.scc.ca or email email@example.com.
SOURCE: Standards Council of Canada
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