Gaithersburg, MD, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 5, 2012 - The governing board of the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel has approved two news Priority Action plans (PAP) on market interfaces for demand response and the Green Button initiative.

PAP 19 – Wholesale Demand Response Communication Profile is aimed to identify electricity market requirements and gaps with current standards frameworks (including among others Energy Interoperation, OpenADR profiles and the IEC Common Information Modeling) to adequately address the role of demand response wholesale market interfaces in the smart grid. While adequate for today's business models, enhancement of wholesale market interfaces is desirable to meet evolving smart grid architectures.

Specifically this PAP seeks to build a profile for the ISO/RTO to market participant (utility, 3rd party aggregator) interface. It builds upon the previous work of the ISO/RTO Council based on IEC 61968/61970/62325 and OpenADR, in conjunction with OASIS Energy Interop to derive a best practice and specification for a profile.
 
PAP 20 – Green Button ESPI Evolution is aimed to follow the evolution of the Green Button and ESPI fostering the requirements for and establishment of standards evolution, testing and certification specifications, and noting sample or reference implementations and test harnesses. The Green Button is an initiative to enable consumers to download their energy usage information in a standardized format with one click of a button.

The Green Button is based the SGIP’s PAP 10 Energy Usage Information (EUI), including NAESB REQ18/WEQ19 and later NAESB REQ21 (Energy Service Provider Interface (ESPI)). The PAP 20 will support a robust and rapid penetration of interoperable goods and services in support of exchange of energy usage information.