Get up and running with IEEE 2030.5

We are adding the IEEE 2030.5 protocol to our products, allowing companies to incorporate the protocol quickly and cost effectively into their platforms and products

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IEEE 2030.5

IEEE 2030.5 is a standard, XML-based application protocol used primarily to manage Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as energy storage, rooftop solar panels, Vehicle to Grid EV charging, and more.

Use of IEEE 2030.5 is increasingly a requirement for DER interconnections (for example California Rule 21), to ensure future DERs will be available to provide grid services capably, scalably and interoperably

Unlike a backbone protocol such as OpenADR, IEEE 2030.5 specializes in device-specific functionality. Therefore, we expect to see IEEE 2030.5 deployed in multiple formats - from a client solution on device to a server at the utility.

Buy instead of build

For most companies, implementing protocols is table stakes, not a competitive advantage. We offer the option to buy a software solution and get up and running with protocols faster, with less risk and more cost effectively than building in house.

Through our products Plaid and Canvas, we have supported our customers through dozens of OpenADR implementations around the world, offering an affordable option to buy a full implementation of the protocol rather than learning and implementing it themselves.

Now, we are incorporating IEEE 2030.5 into our Plaid and Canvas products in the same model we have offered for OpenADR, so our customers may quickly start using OpenADR, IEEE 2030.5, or both.

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How will it work?

It will be implemented as a stand-alone microservice than runs in most Linux environments, or in a docker container. It will implement the protocol 'under the hood' and expose the parts you need to interact with through a REST API. Your team will receive the source code, and you build and run it in your environment as though you had built it yourself.

What is the pricing model?

We will maintain the licensed software model from Plaid and Canvas. The OpenADR and IEEE 2030.5 implementations will be available as modules, priced individually.

Can I implement it on my device / my cloud / etc?

You can implement it on any system that runs a capable Linux environment.

When will it be ready?

We are targeting an initial release in 2020.

What functionality will it have?

Since California Rule 21 and CSIP is currently the most urgent need for 2030.5, we will start by fulfilling the CSIP profile (a subset of the full IEEE 2030.5 protocol). Then we will add additional capabilities from there.

Can my product I become CSIP certified with this solution?

Yes, CSIP certification is one of the requirements. We aren't yet sure exactly what the process will be to get our customers certified, but we plan to make it as seamless as possible.