Instead, the emergent, inclusive, holistic, simple, and minimalist, Value added Electricity Architecture Framework (VAE-AF) pretends to use the Internet as an infrastructure that’s already being laid out. This is now supported by the paper A complete and fully functional electricity restructuring proposal.
However, as a promoter of IEEE Xplore, for example, I conclude that there is huge value available for IEEE members and non-members from such standardized smart-grid. This is to say that IEEE Xplore is valuable under either option. I come to that conclusion in part as the history available from the IEEE Spectrum's article OSI: The Internet That Wasn’t, which says:
In light of the success of the nimble Internet, OSI is often portrayed as a cautionary tale of overbureaucratized “anticipatory standardization” in an immature and volatile market. This emphasis on its failings, however, ¬misses OSI’s many successes: It focused attention on cutting-edge technological questions, and it became a source of learning by doing—¬including some hard knocks—for a generation of network engineers, who went on to create new companies, advise governments, and teach in universities around the world.