IEC TS 62950:2017(E) sets out a reference framework for defining and testing smart capabilities and smart operating modes of appliances, small scale energy supplies (SSESs) and other devices (ODs) (collectively termed 'smart devices' if they have the defined capabilities). This document does not set minimum requirements for appliances, SSESs or ODs.
This document focuses on electricity consumption but the principles and general architecture can be applied to other types of energy and other services. This document focuses on appliances, SSESs and ODs, but the principles and general architecture can also be applied to other products that are capable of being equipped with a device (energy) manager (DEM).
1) defines terms that describe the smart capabilities and smart operating modes of appliances, SSESs and ODs;
2) describes the way in which such products respond to certain standard instructions and conditions that are likely to arise in the operation of smart grids;
3) describes various approaches to measuring how the products respond in particular smart operating modes.