This guide is intended to facilitate the interoperability of distributed resources (DR) and
help DR project stakeholders implement monitoring, information exchange, and control (MIC) to
support the technical and business operations of DR and transactions among the stakeholders.
The focus is on MIC between DR controllers and stakeholder entities with direct communication
interactions. This guide incorporates information modeling, use case approaches, and a proforma
information exchange template and introduces the concept of an information exchange
interface. The concepts and approaches are compatible with historical approaches to establishing
and satisfying MIC needs. The IEEE 1547? series of standards is cited in the U.S. Federal
Energy Policy Act of 2005, and this guide is one document in the IEEE 1547 series.