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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: admin@dnp.org

 

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

Announcements

DistribuTECH 2023 is here!

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The DNP Users Group (DNP-UG) is pleased to announce the official release of Version 3.1 of our IED Certification Procedures.  For a bit of history, Version 2.8 was released in 2016. Version 3.0 (2021) was a significant update from our previous Version 2.8 and was made available to members on our website.  The Users Group voted to approve Version 3.0 in March 2022.  However, the leadership decided to wait for Version 3.1 to announce the official release that includes scheduled deprecation of the previous version(s).

Both documents represent a very large effort by our dedicated teams on the Test Procedures Committee (TPC) and the Technical Committee (TC). The directors of the DNP-UG would like to sincerely thank all those involved in these developments.

DistribuTECH 2022 is here!

Below are the DNP-UG events at DistribuTECH this year...

Meeting link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89195525083?pwd=RWJxVE8xREU2cXpuTXdNNHVFcHBGdz09 

Meeting ID: 891 9552 5083  Passcode: 691759  

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kS4WfEati 

 

Event date: 5/12/2022 4:00 PM

The Directors of the DNP Users Group are announcing that our 2022 AGM originally scheduled for April 21, 2022, is now scheduled for Thursday, May 12 at 4PM Eastern.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  Please plan to attend.  Our AGM agenda includes updates on the activities of our four active committees/task forces as well as business topics. There is a LOT happening with the DNP-UG!

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