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Smart Grid Evaluation Checklist

The goal of deploying Smart Grid is to provide a more sustainable, efficient, and secure electricity supply to customers. Is your Smart Grid project making the power system more reliable? Is the technology freely and widely available? Use this checklist to assess whether your site-specific deployment of Smart Grid technology will help you progress towards your organization’s goals and comply with local regulations. This app is fully customizable to your specific needs and can work with or without internet signal.

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Smart Grid Evaluation Checklist


Improves power system wide-area reliability

Improves power system efficiency and optimization

Improves prediction and simulation of power system operation

Improves matching of power supply with demand, e.g. markets

Improves consumer participation in the power system


Intended to encourage communication between devices and systems

Interface specifications are published

Interface specifications are implemented by multiple (many) vendors

Interface specifications are reviewed and updated by users

Can be deployed without using or revealing proprietary intellectual property


Uses standards recognized by industry

Uses standards recognized by a national body

Uses standards recognized by an international body

Is certified by an independent organization

Is certified according to standardized test procedures


Authenticates and authorizes users according to their roles

Protects consumer, business and operational information

Detects attacks and intrusions

Permits centralized management of security credentials

Permits logging and auditing of important operations


Permits or performs remote determination of health

Permits or performs remote enable/disable of devices or functions

Permits or performs time synchronization sufficient for application

Reports or gathers operational and communications statistics

Reports or gathers alerts and warnings


Permits remote download of software or firmware

Permits remote download of configuration, features, or settings

Permits remotely changing security algorithms and credentials

Permits remotely changing communications technology

Integrates well with older versions


Contains no fixed limits on growth

Permits and encourages configuration version control

Can be deployed at millions of sites

Co-exists with or improves legacy systems

Can be deployed at a variety of locations in the power system


Automatically detects changes in topology or configuration settings

Designed in small modules with standardized interfaces

Publishes or describes what data and services are available

Shares a standardized information model across the system

Separates definition of information from how it is transported


Has well-defined and published performance standards

Has been tested to performance standards

Reduces installation or maintenance costs

Reduces operational costs

Enables new businesses, products or services


Operates during power outages

Permits or performs automatic choice of communications path

Integrates communications and power system failure management

Encourages distributed decision-making close to the point of impact

Encourages wide-area coordination and recovery from failures


Encourages consumer awareness of energy usage

Creates new choices for consumers

Encourages participation in energy markets

Minimizes visibility of technology

Permits exceptions and special cases