DOE grants Orange ButtonSM a green status on Year 1 progress, year one recap available
SGIP launched the Orange ButtonSM initiative early last year with three other organizations. I’m pleased to say we have had much success with the initiative, validated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which gave us a “green” status following a recent review of all year one deliverables and progress. A few weeks ago, the Orange ButtonSM awardees (SGIP, SunSpec Alliance, NREL, and kWh Analytics) coauthored a year one recap for participants and the industry.
OpenFMBTM F2F Meeting February 1 in San Diego
The OpenFMBTM team met face-to-face at the DistribuTECH conference on February 1, 2017. We discussed the technical agenda for 2017 and the upcoming meeting schedule. The team agreed to continue a bi-weekly meeting schedule beginning on Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET. If you’d like to participate, please join the OpenFMBTM team via their Kavi page, or email email@example.com and I’ll add you.
The meeting had many new faces and interested companies who attended to learn about OpenFMBTM and plans for 2017. SGIP updated the team with news about continuing focus on lowering barriers to commercialization, including steps to establish an OpenFMBTM Testing and Certification program and OpenFMBTM governance processes, increasing outreach, and leveraging our potential merger with SEPA to increase awareness and participation in OpenFMBTM.
The team discussed and decided to pursue work on additional OpenFMBTM use cases, to further develop OpenFMBTM management services, and continue to build OpenFMBTM Cybersecurity.
Please join us at the next meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
OpenFMBTM Cybersecurity Task Force selects work priorities for 2017
The OpenFMBTM Technical Working Group has agreed on three high-level security topics for the team to pursue in 2017. These topics will help develop practices for communication between devices at the grid edge. The topics include:
- Finalize the OpenFMBTM Cybersecurity Roadmap
- Develop PKI/Certificate Authority requirements for OpenFMBTM
- Document best practices for OpenFMBTM Cybersecurity
UNDERWAY – SGIP Catalog of Standards Vote
On January 13th, the SGIP Board of Directors approved moving forward five SGIP Catalog of Standards candidates to a member vote concerning their inclusion into the SGIP Catalog of Standards. The ballot is now open and will close before the end of February. If you are interested in participating in the vote, please click below for more details, or email Lesley Strand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New CoS Navigation Tool
We are pleased to announce the release of the new SGIP Catalog of Standards (CoS) Navigation Tool. The CoS Navigation Tool enables a user to select standards by visually navigating the domains, subdomains, and components of the Smart Grid.
The CoS Navigation Tool can be accessed directly via GridStandardsMap.com or at www.sgip.org by selecting “Catalog of Standards” under the “Resource Hub” dropdown menu, and then selecting the “COS Navigation Tool” button.
The Smart Grid Architecture view tab in the new CoS Navigation Tool provides a graphic overview of the electric grid based on a Smart Grid logical model of systems mapped onto the conceptual domains as described in the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0. This framework describes the domains, subdomains, and components that form the Smart Grid landscape. Components are the actors of the grid located in communities that form functional domains and subdomains.
Please send questions, comments, or suggestions to our Chief Architect – Dave Hardin, email@example.com.