IEEE has given the go-ahead for work on a new standard, IEEE P1614, Guide for Monitoring, Information Exchange and Control of Distributed Resources Interconnected with Electric Power Systems. It has also approved work on a revision to a standard concerned with for automatic line sectionalizers on AC systems.

IEEE P1614 will provide guidelines for monitoring, control, and exchange of information with distributed resources, such as fuel cells, photovoltaics, wind turbines and microturbines, that are interconnected with or associated with electric power systems.

The revision of the standard IEEE PC37.63, Standard Requirements for Overhead, Pad-mounted, Dry-vault, and Submersible Automatic Line Sectionalizers for AC Systems, will align it with the latest edition of IEEE P1247, which addresses interrupter switches.