US Department of Energy - International Smart Grid Study - ESTA international conducted a study of International Smart Grid programs around the globe.  Sixty-six Electric Power Industry participants from 42 countries on five continents voluntarily shared information on their Smart Grid programs. The study included: current status of Smart Grid, Smart Grid drivers, Smart Grid barriers, Smart Grid components, Smart Grid implementation schedule, Smart Grid implementation challenges, Smart Grid corporate priority, Smart Grid organizational involvement, Smart Grid funding, Smart Grid impact on procedures and processes, Smart Grid impact on the organization staffing, US Smart Grid Technology of most interest, Smart Grid international collaboration, role of governments in Smart Grid, local organizations driving Smart Grid, and Smart Grid standards development.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)  - Smart Grid Electric Energy Consumption Test Facility Project – ESTA International is under contract to NIST to design a Smart Meter test facility at the NIST complex in Maryland, USA.  This project identifies the desired features of Smart Meters, the necessary tests to confirm functionality, the test equipment needed, and the design/layout of the facility. 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) -  Smart Grid Synchrophasor Standards and Synchrometrology Laboratory Support Project – ESTA international is under contract to NIST to provide support in three areas: development of requirements for Phasor Data Concentrators (PDCs), Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU)-PDC and PDC-PDC communications methods; further development of the synchrometrology testbed for enhanced capabilities, including development of requirements, testing and certification approaches for PMUs and PDCs, testing of protocols in support of synchrometrology standards and development of interoperability tests;  and harmonization of relevant standards (IEEE C37.118 and IEC 61850, and DNP3.0 and IEC 61850) in support  of NIST Priority Action Plan 12 - DNP3 Mapping to 61850 Objects and Priority Action Plan 13 - Harmonization of IEEE C37.118 and IEC 61850.

Confidential Client  - AMI Project – ESTA International supported this client in the development of a technical specification for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).

Confidential Client - Technology Hardware and Software Platforms Project - ESTA International conducted a study of hardware and software platforms preferred by European Distribution System/Network Operators for their Distribution Management Systems, SCADA Systems , Outage Management Systems, and Geographical Information Systems.  Distribution System/Network Operators from 18 European countries contributed to this study.

Confidential Client  -Wholesale Electricity Markets – ESTA International conducted a review and analysis of wholesale electricity markets around the globe assessing current activities and future plans.

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