This talk will provide an overview of smart grid standardizations in US and IEEE. In particular, the latest development and future directions of NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) activities on Priority Action Plans (PAPs) will be presented. The status of IEEE P2030 and other IEEE development related to smart grid will be explained. Along with strategic international standard activities, numerous pilot projects have been initiated to evaluate new technologies and demonstrate the advantages of the smart grid. Several high profile pilot projects including the one from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be introduced and discussed.