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Our Mission

The mission of the DNP Users Group is to: Actively Develop and Support Improved Interoperability, Cybersecurity, DER Communications, and Education.

Activities of the Users Group

The DNP Users Group supports our user community and the industry by enhancing and promoting the DNP3 (Distributed Network Protocol), also known as IEEE Std. 1815TM. Our members include utilities, suppliers, consultants, and individuals. Many of our initiatives support greater interoperability between supplier’s products and systems and/or enhance cyber security. On-going refinements also add new features and time-saving capabilities which are then included in the next update of IEEE Std 1815. Our growing library of Standards, Application Notes, Guides, Security Notices, and Technical Bulletins provide essential information for our members. The leadership team and technical team members provide periodic educational opportunities including tutorials, white papers, and conference presentations. The technical teams are involved with four different groups as follows:

  • Technical Committee
  • Cybersecurity Task Force
  • Test Management Committee
  • Test Procedure Committee.


Recent and current developments include new:

  • Test procedures.
  • Device profile guide.
  • Secure Authentication v6 (SAv6).
  • Authorization Management Protocol (AMP).
  • Update to the IEEE Std 1815 standard.
  • DER communications standard – IEEE 1815.2TM (draft) – joint effort with MESA.
  • Expanded Conformance Certification Program (CCP).


Membership in the Users Group

To stay current with the latest updates and other important information, utilities and vendors are encouraged to join and remain members. For more information, please email our team at:


The DNP Users Group is a California nonprofit mutual benefit Corporation, operating pursuant to United States IRS code 501(c)(6).


Note: Voting instructions are at the end of this announcement. All members should have received the following information by email starting on May 29, 2024. Remaining Information Sessions occur on June 20 at 4PM ET and June 25 at Noon ET. See below on how to register.

Note: Voting instructions are at the end of this announcement. All members should have received the following information by email starting on June 18, 2024.

There’s lots to take in with the DNP-UG at DistribuTECH this year... click above for more details.

  • Attend our two UU courses on February 26th.
  • Relax and connect at our Meet and Network Reception on February 26th at 5:30PM at the Hyatt Regency
  • Meet our team at Booth 3464
  • Learn at our conference presentation

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The Directors of the DNP Users Group are pleased to announce that our 2023 AGM will occur on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 4PM Eastern.  Please plan to attend.  Our AGM agenda includes updates on the activities of our four active committees/task forces as well as business topics.

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Meeting link is: 
Meeting ID: 886 1918 8850
Passcode: 302873
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Special Presentation - Academic Member  - "Ground Station Communications using IEEE-1815 (DNP3)"

Membership Matters! Join or Renew Today

Your membership (your company’s membership) is important by enabling the DNP User Group (DNP-UG) to continue to provide the valuable services the industry requires of us. Without strong industry support by both utilities and vendors, we may not be able to continue with the developments we have underway, at least not in a timely manner. 

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