SunSpec IEEE 2030.5 / CSIP Certification
California Rule 21 requires that, by default, Distributed Energy Resources within Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) must utilize the IEEE™ 2030.5-2018 networking standard in the manner described in the SunSpec Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP).
Products certified by SunSpec to the 2030.5 standard for wide area communication can be installed on sites connected to California Investor Owned Utilities and have the confidence in their compatibility with local area communication protocols like the freely available SunSpec Modbus Standards.
SunSpec IEEE 2030.5/CSIP Certification Testing must be conducted by one of our Authorized Test Labs (ATLs). Each test lab is free to determine its own testing and fee structures. Once a Certification Application and payment have been submitted to SunSpec a shared space is opened where your ATL test engineer can submit test results for our analysis. SunSpec evaluates the test results for compliance to the SunSpec CSIP and the SunSpec CSIP Test Procedures and then awards the Certificate!
The 2030.5/CSIP package includes:
- SunSpec Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP)
- SunSpec Common Smart Inverter Profile Test Procedure
- SunSpec DER Information Model and UL1741 Supplement SA Interoperability Report
- SunSpec Test PKI Certificate Application Note
- PICS Template
COMPLETE FORM TO ACCESS SPECIFICATIONS
IEEE™ 2030.5 clients, gateways, aggregators and servers. Certification is applicable to software running on embedded devices and cloud services alike.
- Four scenarios
- Aggregator configuration is clear preference
- Gateway/EMS configurations include certain network segments that are out of scope
We are open to testing IEEE™ 1815-AN2018. Please contact Certification@SunSpec.org to discuss your requirements.
2030.5 / CSIP News and Updates
SunSpec Alliance to Convene Global Technology Leaders to Discuss The “Electricity Grid in Evolution” on September 12, 2018
Gridvolution, a Global Climate Action Summit Affiliated event, to address Distributed Energy Resources data communications standards including California Rule 21, Cyber Security, Orange Button, and Rapid Shutdown SAN JOSE, CA – September 6, 2018 – SunSpec Alliance,...
Date: Fall Quarter, Starting October 2, 2018 Location: Online Description: This fully online 10 week course is intended to provide current and future engineers working in the distributed energy industry with the information they need to design products that...
November 1, 2016, SCE-EEC, Irwindale, California Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event attended by over 100 industry stakeholders, this year’s Symposium and Exhibition will highlight the significant advances and...
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event attended by over 100 industry stakeholders, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) invites you to attend this year’s DER Management with IEEE 2030.5 Symposium and Exhibition. Stakeholders in the utilities...
U.S. State Interconnection Regulations Drive Two-Way Communication Requirements, Set Stage for Global Deployment
As some members of the SunSpec Alliance have predicted, Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnection rules will soon require that DER systems communicate bi-directionally with utility networks. While this trend has been slow to materialize—thus enabling utility...
SunSpec CA Rule 21 Briefing and 2015 Work Plan Released February 13, 2015. San Jose, California. Today the SunSpec Alliance released its recommendations to the California Smart Inverter Working group outlining how the communication interface of Distributed Energy...