This paper provides an overview of the IEEE 2030.5 standard and a comparison with the IEC 61850 information model for DER, including:

  • Background on the two standards and the underlying information models
  • Overview of the developing application of IEEE 2030.5 for the integration of DER in the state of California in the US
  • Comparison of IEC 61850 and IEEE 2030.5 as it is being applied in DER integration and identification of gaps between the standards.
  • Key conclusions and observations