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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

The Users Group is pleased to inform you of a webinar entitled: "Updating Brownfield Substation Control Systems with DNP3 Secure Authentication" which was originally presented (slightly different title) at DistribuTECH 2019.  The real-time event is this Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:00AM Pacific (2PM Eastern) and will also be recorded for future play-back.  The hosts/presenters are Mocana and GE.  You need to register in advance at:

Webinar on DNP3 Secure Authentication

Important note: The Users Group is not in the role of endorsing any individual vendor but will occasionally highlight the early or innovative adoption of DNP related standards and technologies for the benefit of our members and the industry.

 

Thank you for your current and/or past interest in the Users Group.  The support by you and your company are essential to our ongoing work!

 

  1. Membership

If you have already joined or renewed your regular or premium membership, thank you!  If not, please consider joining or renewing as we are counting on your membership fees to fund important work for the next 12 months.  This will also give you access to some of our latest releases such as:   

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