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Team Education

Get your team up to speed on emerging smart grid standards like OpenADR 2, IEEE 2030.5, CA Rule 21 CSIP, IEC 61850, SAE J3072, IEEE 1547.1 and others. QualityLogic has trained thousands of people around the world in OpenADR 2, IEEE 2030.5, CA Rule 21 CSIP and others.

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Standards Maturity

The QualityLogic team can help you assess the maturity of smart grid standards you are considering. Selecting the right smart grid standard that fits your needs can be challenging and we are here to help. This ensures informed decisions about specifications, development and implementation plans.

Test Tools

Get the state of the art test tools that are being used globally by national labs, vendors, utilities and research labs to verify conformance and certify smart inverters and demand response systems, such as IEEE 2030.5/CSIP, OpenADR, and IEC 61850 products

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Added Confidence For Your Buyers

QualityLogic works with industry alliances, NRTLs, national labs, and consortiums to design, develop and support test tools for certification programs for smart grid standards.

Smart Energy Market Challenges

The Smart Energy industry has made an impressive start, with standards that promote product interoperability. But deciding on technology standards is only the beginning. You’ll face some daunting challenges:

  • Understanding how to benefit from a standard and ensuring it improves your value-add
  • Training your team to develop, specify and/or acquire products based on specific standards
  • Assessing the maturity of various standards so you can avoid orphaned or obsolete implementations as standards evolve
  • Designing implementation processes to ensure interoperability of products from multiple vendors
  • Accelerating development and deployment of products while ensuring interoperability

However, these challenges can be overcome with the right testing and training from QualityLogic. View the labs that are performing CA Rule 21 CSIP, OpenADR and IEC 61850 certification testing by using QualityLogic’s test tools, and see products that have passed IEEE 2030.5 Conformance Testing.

OpenEGrid reached an important milestone in Sep 2019 when the industry’s first certified IEEE 2030.5 CSIP compliant OpenEGrid Gateway was announced and QualityLogic had been instrumental in providing us a test platform in realizing this goal.

Prabhakar Nellore, OpenEGrid

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Is IEEE 2030.5 THE DER Protocol? A Free GridEdge Intelligence Mini-Forum

On May 25th, 2021, GridEdge Intelligence, QualityLogic, GridIntellect, and SwitchDin teamed up to create an insightful mini forum where Stuart McCafferty (GridIntellect),  David Forfia (Utilicast, Gridwise Architecture Council), and Eamonn McCormick (Utilicast) discussed their “EnergyIoT Conceptual Model” and a methodology that maps the IEEE 2030.5 technology stack to develop DER interoperability solution architectures to support grid services and markets. The conversation was based on the recent article: Creating DER Integration Solution Architectures Using IEEE 2030.5 and the EnergyIoT Common Reference Model.

Dr. Andrew Mears, CEO of SwitchDin, also shared information on real-life Australian projects using the model to support multiple use cases. Australia is one of the first countries in the world approaching critical levels of DER and there are some great lessons emerging.


Introducing GridEdge Intelligence

The starting point for any protocol investigation is to understand the big picture. Who creates and manages the protocol? When and why was it created? Where can you get a copy? Is there an industry alliance implementing and certifying it? What is the protocol’s purpose, design, application focus? Who is adopting it?

The need for this information is more important than ever. That’s why we are creating a single source of information to answer those questions for the DER protocol landscape: GridEdge Intelligence

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IEEE 1547-2018 Interoperability Requirements: The Coming Revolution in DER Integration

The development and implementation of IEEE 1547-2018, the interconnection standard for smart distributed energy resources (DERs), includes a major advance in the goal of integration of DERs into grid operations. The new standard includes a requirement for local communications interfaces using a standard application layer protocol. This is a FIRST!!

Mandating the inclusion of a local, standard communications interface promises a quantum leap in making DERs easy to manage for grid operators. This QualityLogic webinar is focused on the new IEEE 1547 Interoperability requirements: why, what, how, and when.

As a contributor to both the IEEE 2030.5 CSIP standardization in CA Rule 21 and the IEEE 1547.1-2020 Interop testing section, QualityLogic is a world expert on the emerging interoperability in 1547. We are using that expertise to educate the community and develop tools to automate the testing and certification of products for conformance to the new Interop requirements in IEEE 1547.

This webinar is aimed at technical managers and implementors who need to understand the new IEEE 1547 Interop requirements, those tasked with implementing them in their products, and those responsible for testing products to ensure conformance with the standard.

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QualityLogic Webinar: Introduction to IEEE 2030.5

On August 26, 2020, QualityLogic’s Senior Vice President of Engineering hosted a 1-hour webinar: Introduction to IEEE 2030.5. Steve has been involved with IEEE 2030.5 since 2010 and has taught thousands of people around the globe on IEEE 2030.5. He has played a key role in assisting many companies in understanding CSIP requirements, CALSSA Testing Pathway, and Phase 3, Functions 2 and 3, and helping companies on their road to getting certified.

This recorded webinar also includes a demonstration of IEEE 2030.5 using the QualityLogic test tools.

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QualityLogic Webinar: Selecting the Right Protocol
A critical issue for utilities planning to integrate DER resources into grid operations is how to manage these resources. A major challenge is designing and implementing an interoperable eco-system of utility management systems (DERMS), aggregators and gateways and end-devices themselves. It would be ideal to create a “plug-and-play” eco-system to speed deployment, lower costs and improve performance of DERs. QualityLogic has been working with the standard grid-edge communications protocols (OpenADR, IEEE 2030.5, IEC 61850, DNP3, etc) for the past 10 years. These standards are a key component in creating the desired eco-system of vendors and products.

As the leading developer of the test tools and training for implementing grid-edge protocols, we have a unique perspective on this challenge and we share that information during this webinar.

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Discover why so many companies and labs rely on QualityLogic for our smart energy expertise.

From industry-leading test tools to training on the complexities of IEEE 2030.5, 1547.1, OpenADR and other DER protocols, we are here to help your lab, utility, or consultancy. Contact us today.

Preventing DER Chaos

Trying to understand which protocol – OpenADR, DNP3, IEEE 2030.5, IEC 61850 – is right for your application?

Developing and supporting test tools for DER protocols provides us an unparalleled knowledge of both the technologies and eco-systems working with the technologies.

So we thought we’d put that knowledge into a protocol selection guide.

Download your copy today