IEEE 2030.5 Test Tools

QualityLogic’s interoperability experts help you understand, create, validate and certify interoperable smart energy products. QualityLogic has developed the industry’s first IEEE 2030.5 test tools and testing services for smart energy vendors to ensure interoperability and conformance to the specification. The QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 Test System includes four suites – Ad Hoc Testers for IEEE 2030.5 clients and servers and Functional Test Suites (FTS) for IEEE 2030.5 clients and servers. And finally, the Ad Hoc Testers also help identify problems that occur in communications and diagnose the causes. They support applications ranging from demand-response to EV charging to DER management. Recent enhancements support testing of most of the CA Rule 21 smart inverter communications requirements.

IEEE 2030.5 Ad Hoc Testers

IEEE 2030.5 Ad Hoc Testers are actual conformant implementations of IEEE 2030.5 Client and Server. They provide real-world IEEE 2030.5 event simulations and thorough analysis of IEEE 2030.5 messages including CA Rule 21 requirements. QualityLogic’s IEEE 2030.5 Ad Hoc Testers allow you to set up complex scenarios for IEEE 2030.5 clients and servers and ensure conformance to the IEEE 2030.5 application protocol specification. The IEEE 2030.5 Client Ad Hoc Tester and the IEEE 2030.5 Server Ad Hoc Tester each support all commonly-implemented elements of the Application Protocol Specification. The tools simulate “golden reference” implementations of IEEE 2030.5 compliant products to conduct interoperability testing. The Ad Hoc testers are valuable for exploring use case scenarios. You can use real devices from other vendors or simulate devices or head-end servers that would be in real-world installations.

IEEE 2030.5 Functional Test Suites

IEEE 2030.5 Functional Test Suites are a quick, convenient way to test IEEE 2030.5 client or server functional conformance to the SunSpec CA Rule 21 Test Procedures based certification requirements. The Functional Test Suites implement Server and Client tests covering all of the tests defined in the SunSpec CA Rule 21 Test Procedures including Aggregator, Utility Server/DERMS and Direct DER targeted tests. These tests include:

  • Communication fundamentals
  • Core function set
  • Basic functions
  • Utility server aggregator model
  • Aggregator operation
  • Error handling
  • Maintenance of model tests

IEEE 2030.5 Test Tool Maintenance Contracts

QualityLogic has a standing commitment to ensure that our IEEE 2030.5 Test Tools continue to capture updates to the CSIP IEEE 2030.5 Test Specification and remain up to date for conformance and interoperability testing for the IEEE 2030.5 protocol in general.

Updates to our Test Tools range from bug fixes to the addition of new features and are categorized as follows: Maintenance Updates, Minor Updates, and Major Updates.

Adding a Maintenance Contract to your IEEE 2030.5 Test Tools will allow you to receive all Maintenance Updates and Minor Updates we publish without additional charge, and it will also allow you discounted pricing for any Major Update we publish. We estimate that approximately 2-3 updates will be made to the Test Tools per year over the next few years.

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Application Guide – CA Rule 21, CALSSA Testing Pathway

California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) recently issued the E-5000 order which included the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) proposal for a Phase 2 Testing Pathway for smart inverters not subject to the CSIP SunSpec CA Rule 21 certification requirements.

This Application Guide shows the reader how to perform the CALSSA tests using the QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 Test Tools.

QualityLogic CALSSA Testing Pathway Application Guide

Application Guide – CA Rule 21 Phase 3, Functions 2 & 3

California Rule 21 Phase 3 has eight distinct advanced DER functions for DER devices to be certified against. Out of these required functions, there are two Phase 3 functions that do not currently have a national testing standard to use IEEE 2030.5 to test these functions. Until such national testing standard is established, the current method for meeting these requirements is to use the IEEE P1547.1 D9.6 (Sep 2019) test procedures which include the IEEE 2030.5 interoperability requirements.

The QualityLogic Application Guide shows the reader how to configure the QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 Ad Hoc Client Tester to simulate a Utility Server sending the required IEEE 2030.5 messages to the inverter DUT for these two functions.

IEEE 2030.5 QA Services

The IEEE 2030.5 Developer’s Workshop provides a conceptual understanding of IEEE 2030.5, a technical walk-through of IEEE 2030.5, training on QualityLogic’s test tools, and best practices for conformance and interoperability testing of IEEE 2030.5.

QualityLogic’s IEEE 2030.5 test tools were approved by the SunSpec Alliance as the first official certification test harness for the SunSpec CA Rule 21 Certification Program. These same test tools are used by UL to conduct CA Rule 21 certification testing. Earlier versions of the test tools were used by both UL and TTA to conduct IEEE 2030.5 Demand Response and other conformance tests.

QualityLogic Technical Support is invaluable for developers who are working to implement IEEE 2030.5, or implementers who are using the standard in a pilot, demonstration or deployment project. Since Tech Support provides quick answers to technical questions, it saves time and costs in developing or deploying the technology. View the contracts.

Test planning, development, and execution of IEEE 2030.5 implementations are valuable time- and money-saving services that ensure the quality of products. Integration testing leverages QualityLogic’s test tools to identify interoperability issues and provide detailed engineering information to developers.

Custom test tool development can include enhancements to QualityLogic’s test tools, integration with other tools, or development of tools for unique requirements. For example, some vendors or integrators may need tools that simulate hundreds of IEEE 2030.5 clients. QualityLogic starts with its current knowledge and test tool technology to quickly develop such a tool.

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