In November 2021 a vote was commenced for all (primary) members of the DNP-UG. Unfortunately, the vote response was small, and we later discovered some configuration issues with our email server. Therefore, we are resending the material and reopening the voting period for another 30 days effective today and closing on March 27, 2022, at midnight Eastern time. The following is slightly modified from the message in November in the tutorial has already occurred and the dates have changed.
If you have already voted, thank you and please disregard this message.
The DNP Users Group’s Test Procedure Subcommittee has completed the development of Version 3.0 of the “DNP3 IED Certification (Test) Procedures for Subset Levels 1, 2, and 3”. The Version 3.0 procedures have also been peer reviewed and approved by the DNP Technical Committee. This is a very significant accomplishment by our expert team of dedicated volunteers, taking hundreds of man-hours to complete.
Prior Certification (Test) Procedures covered Subset levels 1 and 2 only. The new procedures will benefit our members by reducing the probability of interoperability issues between devices.
The DNP-UG charter requires approval from the Users Group membership for any substantive (not-editorial) changes to prior to official test procedure release and adoption. Voting is warranted because devices that previously passed earlier version of the test procedures may no longer pass because new tests have been added. Therefore, the Directors have called for a vote asking for such approval.
Details for the vote:
Voting Table (Ballot):
To vote, use the table below and enter an “X” in the applicable box. Return the ballot by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you accept the new tests?
Do you accept the test modifications to align with the next release of IEEE 1815?
Do you accept the XML device profile requirement introduced in 2009?
DNP3 Conformance Certification:
The TMC administers our Conformance Certification Program including the Conformance Test Review (CTR) process. The UG Directors highly recommend that (utilities request) and vendors periodically submit products for Conformance Testing. This step is beneficial for both utilities and vendors by helping to ensure that the DNP3 interfaces are current and compliant. Conformance Certificates are provided upon successful completion. The TMC further recommends that utilities request and vendors provide DNP-UG Conformance Certificates for equipment being purchased. For more information contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors, DNP Users Group
 If we (the UG) do not accept this, the corresponding changes proposed for IEEE 1815 will need amendment to match the test procedures.