SAA AS 5711
SMART GRID VOCABULARY
2013 Edition, September 20, 2013
This Standard describes key concepts, and lists terms anddefinitions relating to smart electricity grids, in the Australiancontext. The definitions have been sourced, in order of priority,from published Australian regulations or Standards, fromInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards anddocuments, and then other documents. This Standard is intended tobe referenced by other Australian Standards relating to theconstruction, operation and assessment of smart grids.
Section 2 of this Standard describes key concepts and attributesof smart grids.
Section 3 contains definitions describing the relationshipsbetween energy suppliers, energy users and other entities involvedin the operation of smart grids. These are called transactional andoperational terms. Many of these relationships are also present inconventional grids, but require clarification in the smart gridcontext, or need to be included for completeness (e.g. because theyhave an accepted definition in the National ElectricityRules or to contrast with the use of the same term in asmart grid context).
Section 4 contains definitions related to the technology of thesmart grid, or the relationships between its physical elements andcommunications systems. These are called technical terms.
Section 5 contains general terms that have specific meanings inthe context of this Standard (e.g. â€˜person').
The Bibliography lists Standards and other documents found to beof particular value in the preparation of this Standard, but notexplicitly referenced in the text.
1 illustrates the notional relationships between the conceptsand technologies defined in Sections 3 and 4 of this Standard.