JDS Management Software

Where the Smart Grid and Internet meet ...

Areas of Focus in the Smart Grid

The NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards draft that was published in September of 2009 includes a conceptual model that includes key stakeholders in the Smart Grid. These include:
  • Markets
  • Bulk Generation
  • Transmission
  • Operations
  • Distribution
  • Service Provider
  • Customer
The last six: Bulk Generation, Transmission, Operations, Distribution, Service Provider and Customer, along with their inter and intra-domain interfaces are the focus of the JDS Management Software consultancy in the Smart Grid area. For the past 5 years, our focus in these domains has been on Applications, Frameworks for Applications, Communication Systems for the Distribution environment and Service Delivery and Management Systems for the Distribution environment itself. A key concern in all of this is how these different elements of the Smart Grid can be combined to create the dynamic, secure system that people envision.