SunSpec IEEE 2030.5 Conformance Profiles Work Group
Gordon Lum of Kitu Systems
In 2021, this work group will focus its effort on developing profiles for the following use cases:
- Update and maintain the Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP), a profile developed for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and used in California for interconnection Rule 21 compliance and expand its capabilities to address non-U.S. implementation use cases
- Develop an Electric Vehicle (EV) profile that supports vehicle-to-grid and EV-charging-station-to-grid applications
- Develop a Demand Response (DR) profile that supports building-to-grid applications
The IEEE 2030.5 Ecosystem Steering Committee developed an “Interoperability Maturity Roadmap” for IEEE 2030.5-2018 standard. This roadmap calls for the development of application profiles that are the focus of this work group. Profiles define a limited set of the features defined in the protocol specification that are needed to fulfill a given use case. The result of the effort will be a series of open SunSpec documents that can be used on a royalty-free basis. To be an effective contributor to this effort, participants should be experts in the identified use cases.