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The SunSpec Alliance and QualityLogic, Inc., two of the leading players in advancing the integration of distributed energy resources into distribution utility operations, recently announced the approval of QualityLogic, Inc., as the first SunSpec Authorized Test Software Provider. QualityLogic, an industry leader in software testing tools and services, has been working closely with SunSpec on its CA Rule 21 CSIP certification program since 2018.
The SunSpec Authorized Test Software Provider (ATSP) program is the latest addition to SunSpec’s expanding capabilities to define, develop and execute standards to ensure the interoperability of DER resource communications throughout the globe. The new program is a companion to the SunSpec Authorized Test Labs (ATL) program and continues to build the ecosystem of companies enabling the rapid adoption of distributed solar, storage and electric vehicle resources as grid-connected assets.
Recognized by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews platform, as a top tier software testing company, QualityLogic has been developing test tools for over three decades and is a proven partner in the Smart Energy sector. In 2018, QualityLogic became a key partner in developing the SunSpec CSIP test specification. The QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 test tools were the first to implement the SunSpec CSIP CA Rule 21 IEEE 2030.5 test specification and are currently being used by leading test labs and vendors around the world.
“I’m excited about the partnership coming to fruition in an official capacity and eager to begin leveraging our shared vision. Having been the first to develop IEEE 2030.5 test tools almost a decade ago, you might say QualityLogic was a “logical” partner for us. Our initial collaboration began in 2018 with work that has proven to be invaluable,” says Tom Tansy, chairman of the SunSpec Alliance.
“We are thrilled with the announcement and excited to team up in an official capacity with a recognized leader in the smart energy sector,” says James Mater, QL Co-Founder, and Smart Grid Business Manager. “We will continue our efforts in the compliance testing of SunSpec Smart Grid Standards by offering tools and services for CSIP and future IEEE 2030.5 certification requirements. We are very much looking forward to a lasting relationship with the SunSpec Alliance.”
In an emerging market like Smart Energy DER integration, early products set expectations – positive or negative. Product compliance with relevant standards is critical, and even more vital is ensuring that smart grid systems interoperate seamlessly with a variety of different products. A partnership like this enables industry participants to create, validate, and certify the successful integration of Smart Energy products.