IP-enabled Grid Devices
Cisco's Connected Grid BU has developed IP-enabling technology for Smart Grid devices, such as:
· Smart grid automation sensors and control devices (e.g. IEDs, pole-top devices)
· Distributed generation sensors and controllers (e.g. solar inverters)
· Electric vehicles and charging stations
Cisco Leadership in Standards and Industry Organizations
Cisco is a founding member of the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance. IPSO promotes the use of the IP suite for Smart Objects communications because they "require scalable and interoperable communication mechanisms that support future innovation as the application space grows. IP has proven itself a long-lived, stable, and highly scalable communication technology that supports a wide range of applications, devices, and underlying communication technologies. The IP stack is lightweight and runs on tiny, battery operated embedded devices." See IPSO WP-1.
Among the many other relevant standards for the smart grid, Cisco participates in and contributes to the following:
- IEEE 802.15.4
- IETF RPL
- Smart Energy 2.0
More details can be found here.