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Our goal is to help you accelerate selection, adoption and implementation of standard communications protocols for grid edge resource integration into grid operations.

GEI News

The Challenge of Inter-Protocol Interoperability for Grid Operators and the EV World

Recently the California Energy Commission issued a DRAFT SOLICITATION CONCEPT for a series of EV related Interoperability Testing Events. 
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Solving the IEEE 2030.5 Interoperability Challenge in the Covid Era:
A Virtual, Non-Stop Interop Program from SunSpec

Building a truly interoperable “plug and play” eco-system of vendors and products is not a trivial task, especially in the electric utility industry. The California Public Utility Commission, in cooperation with the California IOUs (PG&E, SCE and SDG&E) and the vendor community...
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What is an Application Protocol?

An Application Protocol communicates information and commands between the Distribution Utility Operator and DERs such as:

  • Configuration
  • Nameplate ratings/device capabilities
  • Security credentials
  • Events
  • Requests – e.g., load reduction
  • Event Optin or Optout
  • Settings of devices
  • Status of devices
  • Commands
  • Meter reads
  • Program enrollment
  • Group settings/management
The initial focus of GEI is on the leading application-level protocols for the grid edge: DNP3, IEC 61850, IEEE 2030.5, IEEE 1547/UL 1741, OpenADR, SunSpec Modbus – as opposed to the transport layer protocols (Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Wi-SUN, etc.).
Note: an application protocol could be sent over any communications network that supports the protocol – wireless, cable, satellite, RF, Fiber optic, etc.