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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

New Standard Communication Model Enables Grid Operators to Enhance Performance, Value of Distributed Energy Resources PALO ALTO, Calif. (January 14, 2019) A collaborative team published a new Application Note, , to help grid operators communicate with distributed energy resources (DER) and enhance use and value of energy storage and solar generation connected to smart inverters. Led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the group includes the DNP Users Group, the MESA Standards Alliance (MESA), SunSpec Alliance, EnerNex, and Xanthus Consulting, and is funded in part by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

  • 14 January 2019
  • Author: Erin Hall
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