CISPR’s (International Special Committee on Radio Interference) primary role is standardization in the field of control of emissions above 9 kHz from devices, and as such has published various standards that cover or can be applied to SmartGrid system emission measurements and control.
To ensure protection of the radio frequency spectrum, emissions must be addressed effectively if the SmartGrid is to achieve its potential and provide benefits when deployed without interference complaints. A significant additional requirement is that SmartGrid systems must be immune to sources of interference from a wide array of wanted RF signals and RF disturbances and other events which occur at SmartGrid component installations. Controlling emissions and ensuring an adequate level of immunity must both be taken on board.
CISPR has prepared a Guide to EMC in Smart Grid which gives further insight into issues which should be taken into consideration when designing and developing equipment for connection and inter-operation with the Smart Grid.