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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).


We are pleased to announce that as of 8:00AM Eastern this morning (Friday, January 31, 2020), the Membership Purchase / Renewal page on our website is live.  If your membership has expired during the month of January, we have extended your membership access by our usual 30 day grace period, which will be ending shortly.  Go to the Join/Purchase tab (renew) or Join/Purchase tab (new members) on our website.

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2019 was a very busy year! The Member Update is available here

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DistribuTECH 2020 is just around the corner!

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We are pleased to announce and distribute our new Member Fee Guide.  The new fee structure takes effect on January 1, 2020. 

In order for us to continue as a sustainable organization and progress in a timely manner on the many initiatives we have underway (with more planned), we need the continued support of you and/or your company at the new fee levels.

Thank you in advance for your on-going membership!

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Vote passed by a large margin

We are very pleased to announce that the vote for the member fee change has passed by a large margin.  Our vote ran from June 14th to July 14th.  As of July 14th, we received 54 votes in favor and 13 votes opposed.  Although not strictly required according to our bylaws, we pushed hard to reach quorum and you responded. Thank you for your support!

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