This is a presentation on IEEE Std 2030-2011, which has a title way to long for here. Smart Grid is still in the baby steps stage, everyone wants the data and at the same time thinks there way of moving that data is the best. In reality it is probably just the way that a teacher taught them in school.
If we are going to expand the idea of a smarter digital based grid, we need to standardize on some things so everyone can be pushing the boulder in the same direction. This presentation illustrates that fact.