Data Communication for DER in Hawaii Rule 14H

August 9, 2018

8:30 am – 12:30 pm (HST)

Hawaii Rule 14H DER communication and interconnection requirements are being discussed to align with developing national standards. This monumental change is a microcosm of what will ultimately be rolled out nationwide with the release of IEEE 1547.
Please join the SunSpec Alliance, in association with Hawaiian Electric, in Honolulu to learn about where the market is headed and how you can play a part in shaping the future of the United States grid:
  • Questions and Concerns of Hawaii Stakeholders
  • CA Rule 21 Data Communication Rollout and Lessons Learned
  • IEEE 2030.5 and Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP)
  • IEEE 2030.5/CSIP Testing Requirements
  • IEEE 1547 Data Communication and Testing Requirements
  • Highlights from the SunSpec/Sandia Cybersecurity Work Group

Attend in Person

Hawaiian Electric Company’s Auditorium
900 Richards Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
Enter from King Street guard station. Must present valid ID.
There is no charge for attending this workshop. Seating is limited.

Attend via Go To Meeting Broadcast

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 122-229-525
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Tom Tansy is Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, where he leads the distributed energy industry’s efforts to establish data and communication standards that enable seamless integration of solar PV and storage into the Smart Grid. The SunSpec Alliance has more than 100 stakeholders across the globe, including leading fleet operators, component suppliers, software developers, and utilities. SunSpec’s areas of focus include grid integration, finance data interchange, O&M data interchange, and cybersecurity. Tom previously served as a board member for the Solar Energy Finance Association, as General Manager and Vice President of Business Development for Power-One (now part of ABB) and helped start electric vehicle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles.

Bob Fox is Principal Engineer of the SunSpec Alliance where leads standards and software development for the company. An accomplished software developer with experience in data communication, middleware, and “device ware,” Bob was Senior Software Engineer at Fat Spaniel, a pioneering company in renewable energy monitoring, and at Power-One (now ABB), a leading solar inverter manufacturer. Bob has written software to interface to virtually all of the major inverter brands. This experience drove him, as an employee of a SunSpec member company, to become a lead participant in the development of the initial SunSpec inverter control standard. He is also one of the first to implement working inverter control interface software based on the SunSpec specification. Since joining SunSpec, Bob has led the development of the SunSpec System Validation Platform (an advanced function inverter test lab automation system); new SunSpec information models for devices; test criteria for California Rule 21 communication requirements; Orange Button taxonomy and API; and the SunSpec Asset Performance Suite web service. His full bio can be found here.


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