Gaithersburg, MD, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 26, 2012 - The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has established a new Priority Action Plan, PAP-21, focused on weather information.

Multiple standards setting organizations are currently working on models for weather information. Within SGIP, a number of groups had identified the need to develop a unified modeling approach and/or a well defined weather information model development ecosystem to ensure consistency and mappings. These groups believed that SGIP, with its broad stakeholder representation from key communities (including renewable/distributed resources, distribution utility, and ISO/RTO), could play a constructive role in coordinating the co-development of these weather information models and ensuring interoperability.

PAP-21 will:

  • Identify and document weather model efforts and standards under development
  • Coordinate and collect smart grid weather use cases and develop additional use cases where needed
  • Draft a white paper on weather information model requirements that will address the needs identified by the use cases
  • Provide SGIP requirements on weather information to the standards organizations and coordinate harmonization to ensure that developed weather data standards will be interoperable.