Communications Protocols for Grid-EV Integration

In this article, we explore why vehicle-to-grid integration (VGI) is vital, the difference between V1G and V2G, and the need for communications deployment models for VGI, and selecting a vehicle-to-grid integration communications protocols.
But first a primer on EVs and their infrastructures.
Vehicles Moving from …

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Navigating the Vehicle-to-Grid Highway

As EV technologies have evolved over the years, the vision for their use and value to the grid has emerged as a viable concept, a solution to a problem that, until now, has been out of reach. Policymakers have begun to reimagine the EV as …

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Upcoming Smart Energy Talks and Presentations by QualityLogic

One of the ways that QualityLogic contributes to the massive task of decarbonizing both the electrical grid and the transportation industry is to help develop the communications standards that will enable the scaling requirements to be done at a reasonable schedule and cost. Another way …

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Highlight of 2021 OpenADR Summit Observations

The following is a preview of the analysis and summary of the 2021 OpenADR Summit. The full article is available on GridEdge Intelligence to subscribers. For information and pricing on a subscription, visit www.gridedgeintelligence.com

Summary of OpenADR Summit – Day 1
OpenADR hosted an excellent …

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Solving the IEEE 2030.5 Interoperability Challenge

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, …

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Ensuring a Quality IEEE 2030.5 Stack Integration

One of the most important parts of the overall project of building an IEEE 2030.5 interface is the development or acquisition of the core protocol stack. Considerations must be made regarding resources, time, and technology available. But regardless of how you acquire your core protocol …

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Building a Great IEEE 2030.5 Interface

As distributed energy resources become a larger portion of the energy produced for consumption, managing and optimizing their contribution becomes an important task. California Utilities have recently invested in building out an ecosystem for IEEE 2030.5 – a communication protocol they have determined will best …

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CPUC E-5000 Brings Major Changes to Rule 21

On Thursday, July 11, the CPUC approved Resolution E-5000 regarding modifications to CA Rule 21 and the IOU Advice Letters. This order contains five major changes that impact our IEEE 2030.5 CSIP customers:

E-5000 extends the date by which inverter-based DER IEEE 2030.5 CSIP (Phase …

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The Drama of CA Rule 21: Why Not a Netflix Mini-Series?

The implementation of the smart inverter requirements spelled out in California’s Interconnection Rule 21 is like a streaming media mini-series, complete with the drama one expects from fictionalized life.

The drama started back in 2013 with the establishment of the Smart Inverter Working Group under …

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Ready for Title 24? Building EMS Vendors are in for a Surprise.

What is Title 24?

Title 24 contains the building standard codes for all
residential and commercial buildings in California. The codes are a set of
broad requirements for energy conservation and green design applied to
structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Every three years an

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