Statement of Work for Smart Grid - BACnet Protocol to Enable Smart Grid Compatibility, IT Security and IPv6 Implementation
1. Background Information:
NIST was given the mandate under the Energy Independence and Security Act (Dec, 2007) to coordinate smart grid interoperability standards. BACnet has since then been identified as a key smart grid standard within the facility/customer domain. Although BACnet systems are widely integrated with IT networks today, specific trends in IT networks such as migration to IPv6, and security enhancements and practices need to be accounted for in BACnet systems in order to meet future needs for managing distributed energy resources. Building automation that effectively integrates with a smart grid requires a state-of-the-art, smart grid and IT compatible, secure automation protocol that is also based on a strong facility energy management protocol foundation (ASHRAE BACnet).
2. Scope of Work:
The purposes of this contract are to identify requirements for future BACnet integrations with the Smart Grid and to develop specific enhancements to the standard that will meet these requirements. The contractor will address migration to IPv6, security and privacy requirements for the Smart Grid, applications in both commercial and residential building automation, and any other interoperability issues.
There are three specific tasks for this work that address requirements for this next generation BACnet protocol. They are the development of Smart Grid Requirements, a Gap Analysis of current state BACnet protocols versus the desired BACnet protocols, and BACnet change/extension preparation.
3. Specific Tasks
The contractor shall complete the following tasks:
Task 1: Smart Grid requirements: The Contractor shall assist in determining requirements for next generation BACnet protocol based on analysis of use cases for Smart Grid security, IT network integration, wireless, and residential as well as commercial application. The contractor shall analyze Smart Grid references and make recommendations to the Government in creating the requirements for a robust facility automation protocol. The analysis covers both residential and commercial environments and shall be contained within a justified written report submitted to the COTR.
Task 2: Gap Analysis: Analyze gaps in current BACnet protocol and document gaps. For each of the requirements found in task 1, analyze the gaps in the current BACnet protocol plus any relevant proposals under active consideration before the BACnet committee. The Contractor is to identify requirements from Task 1 that are not fully addressed in the current BACnet standard. These gaps should be identified individually, and for each one the relevant clauses and sub-clauses of the standard should be identified (if applicable). Also, the Contractor will identify and highlight any relevant existing proposals before the BACnet committee that may address a specific requirement.
Task 3: BACnet proposed changes: Based on Smart Grid requirements and current gap analysis, the Contractor shall prepare proposed changes and extensions to the BACnet standard to address the identified gaps. This work will be done according to the Contractor?s developmental plan for the work, which also identifies the priority of each gap and addresses the higher priority items first, and may not address all gaps per agreement with NIST. For firm fixed price pricing, the total time dedicated to this task should not exceed three man-months. The contractor will submit proposed changes and extensions as formal change proposals to the ASHRAE SSPC 135 BACnet committee electronically and also discuss these proposals at meetings of the committee. During the contract period, the contractor may be required to prepare revisions and refinements based on the discussion with the committee.