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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).


Reset your password

The new website is now live!

In order to maintain cybersecurity, member's passwords could not be migrated from the old website to the new website. The first time a current member accesses the new website it is necessary for them to reset their password, The steps for this are:

  • Open a web browser and go to
  • Click on Login in the top right of the screen
  • Click on “Reset Password”
  • Enter the email address used to register previously
  • Watch for the email to come from the DNP Administrator
  • Click on the link in that email. This opens a new browser window asking for a password
  • Enter the password

Please note: It was not possible to transition the old site's forum to the new format, so the new Forum is unpopulated. We plan to transition the older posts into an FAQ page. In the meantime, you are free to start new forum discussions!

Thank you for your patience during the website transition.
Andrew West
Chair, DNP Technical Committee
  • 15 March 2019
  • Author: Andrew West
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