SunSpec Ecosystem January 2022 Newsletter

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Entering 2022, the SunSpec Alliance is anticipating yet another year of unprecedented growth. From record-setting additions of new members each month (already seven in January!), to rapidly increasing numbers of products being certified to SunSpec standards, the Alliance is on track to grow in-step with the broader Distributed Energy and Electric Vehicle industries.

Building on the momentum started in 2021, SunSpec will once again be presenting a monthly series of
educational webinars featuring special topics in DER communications, cybersecurity (co-hosted by Sandia National Laboratories), and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) integration. As a unique benefit of membership, we offer companies the opportunity to co-host webinars featuring their implementations and use cases of SunSpec solutions. Nuvation Energy hosted an excellent example of this last December. We encourage any company interested in hosting a webinar with us to become a member and submit your topics via the Member Portal

On the subject of V2G communication, this month celebrates an exciting announcement from 
the SunSpec IEEE 2030.5 / SAE J3072 EV Charging Profile Work GroupOn January 25th, the work group published the first draft of the IEEE 2030.5 V2G AC Profile for public comment. The document can be downloaded here, with the opportunity to submit technical comments available until March 15, 2022. We encourage all interested parties to attend the announcement webinar on February 3rd, 2022 at 9 a.m. Pacific.

Finally, in order to keep the quality of SunSpec service high while also covering the cost of operations, starting March 1, 2022, SunSpec will be increasing its annual membership fee from $3,100 to $4,000 per year. With this change, SunSpec is expanding the array of high-value services available to Contributing Members to help you deliver your DER/V2G products to market and implement DER/V2G communication networks in the field.

Until February 28, 2022, current SunSpec members may extend their memberships for up to two years at the price of $3,100 per year. Even if you recently renewed your membership, this offer still applies. If you are not yet a member, now is a great time to
join the SunSpec Alliance! To learn more about the new and existing benefits for Contributing Members, read the full message.

As always, we thank you for participating in the SunSpec Alliance and please do not hesitate to reach out to Member Services at membership@sunspec.org with questions or concerns. We hope you stay with us for years to come as we build the DER and V2G industry together.

Kind Regards, 

Tom Tansy
Chairman

SunSpec Alliance
 


Update to Contributing Membership Pricing


Starting March 1, 2022, the price of Contributing Membership will increase from $3,100 to $4,000 per year. SunSpec is updating our annual membership fee to bring you more great services, help you deliver your DER/V2G products to market, and implement DER/V2G communication networks in the field.

With this change, SunSpec is expanding the array of high-value services available to Contributing Members. Here are just some of the new benefits members will enjoy in 2022:

  • Certification: Expanded SunSpec certification programs addressing country grid codes (U.S., Canada, Australia, Poland), vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration, system security, and protocol to protocol gateway translation
  • Software: Enhanced no-cost and low-cost DER software such as SVP Dashboard, SVP Dashboard for 1547 PlusPack, and SunSpec’s Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) registry service
  • Education: Expanded no-cost and low-cost online education covering DER/V2G communication and cybersecurity
  • Support: Expanded knowledge base, regular technical workshops, low-cost consulting
  • Web Portal: Enhanced member portal that offers an expanding video library and timely information on DER technology and regulatory changes
  • Read the article for a full list of member benefits

Special offer

Until February 28, 2022 current SunSpec members may extend their memberships for up to two years at the current price of $3,100 per year. Even if you recently renewed your membership, this offer still applies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Membership@SunSpec.org and we will be happy to answer them. Thank you for participating in the SunSpec Alliance. We hope you stay with us for years to come as we build the DER and V2G industry together.

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Announcement of Draft Publication of the IEEE 2030.5 V2G AC Profile

The SunSpec IEEE 2030.5 / SAE J3072 EV Charging Profile Work Group is proud to announce the publication of the first draft of the IEEE 2030.5 V2G AC Profile for public comment.

This webinar will introduce the initiative leaders, provide an overview of the specification, and offer a call to action to download the profile and submit your comments for consideration in the final draft.

Date: February 3, 2022 at 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pacific

Register Here!
 
SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Webinar: Solar Inverter Risks and Defenses from Power Electronics Hardware Attacks

In this webinar, we will address the following items:

  • Describe our multi-faceted inverter cybersecurity approach
  • Describe our reference controller architecture to support cybersecurity
  • Describe our validation efforts for these approaches

Speaker: Professor H. Alan Mantooth, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas.

Date: February 24, 2022 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Register Here!
 
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SUNSPEC MODBUS CERTIFIED PRODUCTS
 
Certificate Number: SM-000017
Manufacturer: AlphaESS
Product Type: Energy Storage System
Products: SMILE-SP-7.6, SMILE-SP-9.6

 
 
Certificate Number: SM-000019
Manufacturer: AISWEI New Energy Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd

Product Type: Inverter
Products: PV Inverter

 
 
Certificate Number: SM-000018
Manufacturer: Delta Networks(Xiamen) LTD.
Product Type: Data Logger

Products: Fuda Data Collector

 
 
Certificate Number: SM-000016
Manufacturer: KORE Power, Inc.
Product Type: Controller
Products: KOREPoint Management Controller

 
2030.5 CSIP CERTIFIED PRODUCTS
 
Certificate Number: CS-000043
Manufacturer: Motive Energy Storage Systems, Inc.
Product Type: Aggregator
Products: Watt.IO

 
 
Certificate Number: CS-000044
Manufacturer: Doosan Fuel Cell America
Product Type: Client
Products: Doosan PureCell

 
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Attention SunSpec Members! Gain access to valuable information
by joining a SunSpec Work Group. The work groups listed below are currently active and meeting to address the following objectives:
SunSpec Modbus Work Group is now meeting to define a Web Service interface to the SunSpec models. 
The IEEE 2030.5 / SAE J3072 EV Charging Profile Work Group has just published the first draft of the IEEE 2030.5 V2G AC Profile for public comment. This work group will be reconvening in March of 2022 to review comments and update the draft. 
The SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Work Group is convening in February of 2022 to develop a document describing utility/aggregator security evaluations.
The SunSpec IEEE 2030.5 Conformance Profiles Work Group is now meeting to update the testing procedures for all profiles. 
Stay tuned for an update on the current status of the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown Work Group. 
The Orange Button Work Group has concluded its work and has transformed into an open source community. Please contact Membership@SunSpec.org if you would like to participate.
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