Obvius Partners with OpenEGrid to Provide California Rule 21 Compliant Solutions

IDAS Turn-Key Panels Deliver Flexible Solutions to Meet Each Partner’s Unique Needs

Tualatin, OR, July 21, 2020  Obvius, a Leviton company and a leading provider of data acquisition solutions, announced today their partnership with OpenEGrid to provide a California Rule 21 compliant, site ready, integrated hardware solution. Solar Asset owners can now leverage the portfolio security and independence of Obvius IDAS solutions, while fulfilling California Public Utilities Commission’s industry leading smart grid initiatives.

California Rule 21’s mandatory IEEE 2030.5 compliance for interconnection to the California grid went into effect on June 22nd, 2020. This requirement increases reliability, interoperability and security between solar inverters and the connected smart grid.

“Obvius delivers hardware systems that empower our customers and maximize independence. By partnering with OpenEGrid, we are able to provide an integrated panel that satisfies California Rule 21 requirements and maintains our customer’s need for software and hardware flexibility,” said Troy Hull, director of Measurement & Verification (M&V) at Leviton, Obvius’ parent company.

“Our partnership with Obvius is a great opportunity to fulfill the growing need for solar, storage, and micro-grid asset owners/operators and utility companies to communicate with each other for grid stability and control,” said Vijay Israni, co-founder of OpenEGrid. “We understand that this can be a confusing process, but we’re here to help.”

Obvius Integrated Data Acquisition Solutions (IDAS) offers a complete UL hardware solution. These customizable turn-key panels are UL508A listed and designed for a wide variety of inverter, meter and sensor data collection applications. The all-in-one panels provide a complete, powerful and flexible solution that integrates an intelligent data acquisition server, full-data set bidirectional meter, industrial cellular modem and other hardware to meet each partner’s unique needs.

For companies looking to fulfill California Rule 21 requirements, Obvius can also provide assistance with certification by NRTL, the SunSpec Alliance, and getting an inverter certified for listing as ‘Approved Equipment’ on the California Energy Commission (CEC) website.

To learn more about the partnership, please visit: http://obvius.com/CA-Rule21.

About Obvius
A leading solar solutions provider, Obvius offers an open platform for inverters, meters, sensors, and data acquisition. Obvius serves a global clientele and continues to drive innovation by simplifying data collection and connectivity and maximizing flexibility. Reliable. Simple. Obvius. For more information, visit www.obvius.com.

About OpenEGrid
OpenEGrid is a team of highly skilled engineers and entrepreneurs with several decades of experience in renewable energy related software, hardware, and in-field deployment. OpenEGrid has created a suite of certified software and hardware products to provide a complete solution from design, thru control, monitoring, and monetization of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) that constitute the world’s first Smart-Grid for 100% renewables that’s emerging in California, USA. For more information www.OpenEGrid.com.

About Leviton
Every day, Leviton is engineering possibilities that make the future happen, meeting the needs of today’s residential, commercial, and industrial customers globally. From electrical, to lighting, to data networks, and energy management, Leviton develops thoughtful solutions that help make its customers’ lives easier, safer, more efficient and more productive. Driven by its commitment to its customers, the ingenuity of its employees and the safety and quality of its products and solutions, with Leviton, the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit www.leviton.comwww.facebook.com/levitonwww.twitter.com/leviton, or www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

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