The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other government agencies are undertaking a comprehensive series of programs to develop technology and information to enable the rapid transition to the next generation of power distribution through the Smart Grid initiative. A new report, "Smart Grid and NFPA Electrical Safety Codes and Standards", published by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, presents the results of a project whose overall goal is to facilitate the safe integration of Smart Grid technology in the nation’s electrical safety infrastructure. It describes a review of technologies likely to impact electrical safety and presents an assessment of needed changes to codes and standards and a roadmap for needed research on this topic.
Download a free copy of the "Smart Grid and NFPA Electrical Safety Codes and Standards" report.
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