The California Rule 21 Conundrum: DER End-End Assurance

Led by California and the IEEE 1547 Work Group, the electric utility industry is rapidly developing a standardized method to communicate with and manage the growing penetration of DER assets at the distribution level. The California PUC, in conjunction with the IOUs and vendor community, …

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IEEE 2030.5 Standard Progress

In 2016, the following key events occurred:

California Public Utility Commission approved a landmark order that makes the IEEE 2030.5 standard the default communications protocol in California for grid integration of DER resources.
IEEE organized the 2nd IEEE Symposium and Expo and a public workshop …

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Using QualityLogic Ad Hoc Testers as a Simulated IEEE 2030.5 Head-End

QualityLogic recently completed work with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) on the California Solar Initiative Solicitation #4 project. The project was designed to demonstrate a number of new technologies including the use of standard communications interfaces to smart inverters. The standard interfaces were both …

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QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 V2 Test Tools Due Year End

We started work at the beginning of July on a new version of the QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 Test Tools and are making good progress. We are calling the effort the “Accelerator 2016 Program” and are grateful to our partners who have pre-ordered the new version.

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VTN Payload Logging

One of the challenges with the VTN in the Cloud is isolating problems with OpenADR XML payload exchanges. The open source EPRI VTN, the basis for QualityLogic’s cloud offering, provides no support in the administrative interface for viewing payload exchanges. This limitation is particularly serious …

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OpenADR and the Internet of Things

The classic Demand Response (DR) program has the utility, facilitator, or aggregator providing or partially funding the infrastructure required to shed load at a commercial, industrial, or residential site. This infrastructure may include communication equipment needed to receive DR event signals, telemetry usage measurement equipment, …

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Interop Testing with the OpenADR Cloud VEN Tester

QualityLogic is in the midst of releasing an update to both the A and B profile OpenADR test harness. As with any release of an OpenADR implementation, a variety of conformance and interoperability testing is required.
After our developers completed code modifications, we ran a …

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QualityLogic Leads Development of OpenADR Program Guide

QualityLogic’s Jim Zuber, noted expert and trainer on OpenADR technology, has been working with the OpenADR Alliance Technical Committee to develop and write an OpenADR Program Guide. The guide was introduced in a webinar July 28, and comments will be accepted up to four weeks …

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SEP 2 November Release in Customer Hands

As part of our SEP 2 (IEEE 2030.5) Accelerator Program deliverables, we shipped our latest release in November. The November 2014 release is the same release that we believe can be used for certification testing and pre-certification testing of SEP 2 implementations. The details of …

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