January 1, 2019

Making the Grid Smarter: Primer on Adopting the New IEEE Standard 1547™-2018

Making the Grid Smarter provides an overview and explanation of the major revisions in IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 and the key issues for states to consider.

As more Americans seek to adopt clean energy technologies – such as solar, wind, energy storage and electric vehicles – in their homes, businesses and communities – these technologies must be interconnected with the electric distribution system while maintaining grid safety and reliability. The IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 establishes a nationally applicable standard that will transform how DERs function on the electric distribution system.  Making the Grid Smarter provides an overview and explanation of the major revisions in IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 and the key issues for states to consider.