The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has approved three sets of standards for the Catalog of Standards.
- IEC 61850: The IEC 61850 series of standards define object models, abstract services, and mappings to communications protocols for field devices and systems. The scope of IEC 61850 includes information exchanges within substations, for protective relaying, between substations, between substations and control centers, within hydro power plants, for distribution automation, for managing distributed energy resources (generation and storage), and for managing charging of electric vehicles.
- IEEE C37.239-2010: Common Format for Event Data Exchange (COMFEDE) for Power Systems represents a superset of what is in IEC 61850. Information from interrogating field equipment can be stored natively in the COMFEDE format or be translated via a tool into COMFEDE format.
- OASIS Energy Interoperation: OASIS Energy interoperation describes an information model and a communication model to enable collaborative and transactive use of energy, service definitions consistent with the OASIS SOA Reference Model, and XML vocabularies for the interoperable and standard exchange of dynamic price signals, emergency signals, load predictability and generation information exchange of signals and communication of market participation information, to name a few.
The Catalog is a compendium of standards and practices considered to be relevant for the development and deployment of a robust and interoperable smart grid, and to date contains 15 sets of standards.