Emerging Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Communication Protocols and their Impact on Grid Interconnection and Security
11:30 – 11:45 am
Tuesday, September 24
With the introduction of IEEE 2030.5 and IEEE 1815 communication protocols and the new communication requirements of IEEE 1547-2018, which will begin rolling out across the U.S. in 2020, understanding communication protocols and how they affect the DER industry is important. These protocols, inherent in smart inverters, gateways or other communication devices, also introduce a new responsibility for DER systems to support cybersecurity. The SunSpec Common Smart inverter profile (CSIP) addresses IEEE 2030.5 standards and has implications in how to address wider IEEE 1547-2018 standards.
Dr. Robby Simpson of GE Grid Solutions, with support from SunSpec, will address DER communication protocols in a compelling talk on Tuesday, September 24th.