STARGRID held its fifth national workshop in Madrid

Last updated 28 July, 2014.

12 June, 2014. TECNALIA and FUTURED (Spanish Technological Platform of Electrical Grids) with the support of the Spanish standardization body AENOR organized the fifth national STARGRID workshop Smart Grids Standardization: Current Landscape and Future Challenges in Madrid, Spain. Nearly 40 experts gathered to discuss the status of the standardization work in the field of Smart Grids and the associated issues. The workshop presented recent progress and current activities in Smart Grids standardization and analyzed their impact on the main stakeholders of the electrical sector.

Among the various issues discussed were:

• Interoperability among different smart metering systems at the data model level (DLMS)
• Delay of normative development and its effects on the Smart Grids roll-out
• Smart Grids security: data privacy, equipment access, communication access
• Relation and differences between regulation and standardization

Numerous participants of the workshop represented most of the field: DSOs (Gas Natural Fenosa, IBERDROLA, ENDESA, EON), TSO (REE), manufacturers and suppliers of electrical equipment and ICT systems (ZIV, ORMAZABAL, ARTECHE, INGETEAM, GE Digital Energy, INDRA, ATOS Worldgrid), standardization organizations (AENOR), universities (Carlos III University, University of Seville, University of Leuven, University of Comillas), associations (UNESA, SERCOBE, UNEF), research, testing and certification organizations (TECNALIA, ITE, CENER, SGS TECNOS, DNV-KEMA, Spanish Hydrogen Centre).

You can find the workshop’s presentations (in Spanish) linked in the agenda:

• Welcome and Introduction

Presentation “Standardization landscape for Smart Grids” (Carmen Martín, AENOR) with a focus on the activities of the Smart Grid Coordination Group (SGCG) and with observations from the international perspective (IEC)

Presentation “STARGRID project” (Emilio Rodríguez, TECNALIA-STARGRID) evaluating the European and the international status of Smart Grids standards

Presentation “Smart Grid Standardization” (Enrique García, IBERDROLA-EDSO4SG) explaining the work of the SGCG from an internal viewpoint

Presentation “Electrical networks standardization: challenges” (Txetxu Arzuaga, ZIV) presenting ZIV’s approach to implementing this type of standards and challenges of this process from the manufacturers’ perspective

• Coffee break

• Round-table discussion “Impact and challenges of Smart Grid standardization in the Spanish electrical sector”

• Final round of questions and conclusions