QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 CA Rule 21 Workshop
Hosted by Intertek
NOVEMBER 13 – 14, 2019

By January 22, 2020, any smart inverters or gateways to utilities for communicating with them must be certified to the CA Rule 21 CSIP requirements. Time is running out if your products are subject to these requirements.

And implementing IEEE 2030.5 isn’t simple. Our analysis shows that 18 (out of 30) IEEE 2030.5 Function Sets will need to be implemented to satisfy the Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP) for CA Rule 21.

This 2-day workshop presented by QualityLogic and hosted by Intertek will help you get over the hurdles that IEEE 2030.5 implementation presents. It will also provide you with a solid and practical technical understanding of IEEE 2030.5 and CSIP.

In addition to the training from QualityLogic, you’ll receive an introduction to Intertek’s certification services and global solutions for total quality assurance.

Join us in sunny California November 13 and 14 at Intertek’s Menlo Park offices located at:

1365 Adams Ct, Menlo Park, CA 94025

This two day workshop is only $1,695.

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IEEE 2030.5 DER Training Workshop

If you are marketing DER Management Systems, DER aggregation systems or services, gateways for smart inverters or certification services for the CA Distributed Energy Resource market, you are probably aware of the CA PUC mandate to certify an IEEE 2030.5 implementation by Q4-2018. That’s not much time to develop a conformant implementation. But you can jump start your efforts with QualityLogic training on development and testing of IEEE 2030.5 server, aggregator and client implementations to meet the CA Rule 21 requirements.

What You Will Learn

  • Conceptual and practical understanding of IEEE 2030.5
  • Technical walk-through of IEEE 2030.5 and its relationship to CA Rule 21
  • Overview of CA Common Smart Inverter Profile for IEEE 2030.5 (CSIP)
  • Aggregating DER with IEEE 2030.5
  • Certifying IEEE 2030.5 DER servers, devices and aggregator clients
  • Introduction to QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 test tools

The 2-day IEEE 2030.5 training course was perfect for understanding the technical details of the protocol as well as CA Rule 21 and the CSIP guidelines. Using the QualityLogic ad hoc test harnesses has also allowed us to start developing compliant software very rapidly.

Stephen S. of Errigal

IEEE 2030.5 Workshop Overview

This workshop is available as a private onsite course at customer’s facility or offered as public course on a periodic basis. QualityLogic has offered IEEE 2030.5 courses for over three years and have trained a significant number of attendees and companies. Contact us to learn more about the IEEE 2030.5 workshops.

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Workshop Schedule

Day One

Session 1: Background

  • Smart Grid Landscape
  • 2030.5 Purpose
  • CSIP’s guide to Rule 21

Session 2: IEEE 2030.5 Introduction

  • Open Standards
  • Discovery process
  • Function Sets/Categories
  • Servers and Clients
  • Security

Session 3: Function Sets/Categories

  • Support Resources
  • Common Resources
  • Smart Energy Function Sets

Session 4: Support and Common Resources

  • IEEE 2030.5 Conventions
  • Device Capability
  • Basic Resources (Design, End Device, Time)
  • Subscription/Notification

Session 5: Smart Energy Function Sets

  • DER and DERP
  • Metering and Mirrored Meter
  • Pricing
  • Events and Randomization

Session 6: Rule 21/CSIP Overview

  • Core Functionality
  • DER Functions
  • Usage Scenarios

Session 7: CSIP Communications

  • Scenarios: inverter, aggregator, EMS
  • 2030.5 Communications
  • 2030.5 Security
  • 2030.5 Authorization

Session 8: CSIP Basic Functions

  • DER devices and groups
  • DER Events and Controls
  • Scheduling and Prioritization

Day Two

Session 9: CSIP & IEEE 2030.5 Function Sets

  • High Level Architecture
  • 2030.5 Function Sets
  • Inverter Identification/End Device
  • Commissioning

Session 10: CSIP Utility/Aggregator

  • Group Assignment of Inverters
  • Utility Server Start-up
  • Utility-Aggregator Operations
  • DER Controls and Curves

Session 11: Polling and Subscription

  • Polling
  • Subscription/Notification
  • Example Usages

Session 12: DER Event Scenarios

  • Simple Event Scenario
  • Multiple Events Scenario
  • Conflicting Events Scenario
  • Rules of 2030.5 Event Handling

Session 13: Meter Data, Status and Alarms

  • Metered Data from DERs
  • Status Information from DERs
  • Alarms from DERs
  • Error Handling

Session 14: Introduction to QualityLogic Tools

  • Testing CSIP using QualityLogic Tools
  • Functional Test Suite Tool
  • Ad-Hoc Test Tool

Session 15: Conformance and Certification

  • CSIP and SunSpec
  • SunSpec DER Test Plan
  • SunSpec Certification Program

Ensure Success with IEEE 2030.5

Want to learn more about how QualityLogic can accelerate your implementation of IEEE 2030.5?  Contact us.

Awesome workshop! I gained a better understanding of 2030.5 and CSIP as well as the guidelines about certification.

M. Rubin from a major Smart Inverter Manufacturer