IEEE 2030.5 Revision Review & the GREAT-DR Use Case

This online tutorial will be presented in four separate live sessions, and recordings will be available after each live event. Scroll down for session agendas and registration.

Session 1: April 25, 12PM to 1:20PM ET
(Registration deadline: April 24, 5PM ET)
Session 2: April 27, 12PM to 1:20PM EDT
(Registration deadline: April 26, 5PM ET)
Session 3: May 9, 12PM to 1:20PM EDT
(Registration deadline: May 8, 5PM ET)
Session 4: May 11, 12PM to 1:20PM EDT
(Registration deadline: May 10, 5PM ET)

Who Should Attend:

Those interested in connecting consumers to the smart grid, the integration of DR, DER, and EVs into the smart grid, or IoT applications, including:
- Power and Energy (Utility) Engineers
- R&D and Test Engineers
- Regulators
- Students with interest in smart grid technologies

Tutorial Overview:

IEEE 2030.5 is a standard for communication interfaces between the smart grid and consumers. The standard is built using Internet of Things (IoT) concepts and gives consumers a variety of means to manage their energy usage and generation. This tutorial will present an overview of the standard and details relating to demand response and distributed energy resources. Some current projects utilizing IEEE 2030.5 will also be discussed. Finally, details regarding the testing and certification of IEEE 2030.5 products will be presented.

The GRid Edge Active Transactional Demand Response (The GREAT-DR) project will also be discussed. The GREAT-DR is the open architecture solution platform capitalizing on the IEEE 2030.5 Smart Energy Profile 2.0 Interoperability Application Protocol Standard. It is the elegantly efficient decentralized, virtually seamless Transactive demand response (TDR) solution proposed for smart grid visibility and control that serves the market operator, distribution system operator and their customers, while preserving user privacy, control and cyber-security confidence. Hydro Ottawa is leading The GREAT-DR project that is partially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Energy’s Smart Grid Fund and the LDC Tomorrow Fund, plus supported by the seven dedicated collaborating partners (Carleton University, University of Ottawa, CMIA, Panasonic Eco Solutions, Energate, Quadra Power, and Thorium Technologies).

The online tutorials will cover the following topics: 


Session 1: IEEE 2030.5 Revision Overview
  • Design and Functionality
  • Changes in the Upcoming Revision
  • Complementing IEEE 1547
  • Current Status

Session 2: IEEE 2030.5 Implementation Details
  • Pricing
  • Demand Response
  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Electric Vehicles

Session 3: The GREAT-DR
  • The GREAT DR system & architecture overview
  • Use Case Scenario Overview
  • Use Case Scenario IEEE 2030.5 Compliance
  • Implementation Guide
  • Testing Tools

Session 4: Certification & Interoperability – Best Practices
  • Introduction to the IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP)
  • Why is certification necessary?
  • Market Relevance

Session price varies based on IEEE membership. The course will run in four 80-minute sessions via Webex. Registration for each session via the Resource Center is required.

About the Presenters

Robby Simpson, PhD, is a System Architect for GE Grid Solutions, where he guides the architectures for GE smart grid systems. Accordingly, Robby divides his time between designing and evaluating GE Grid Solutions' architectures with particular attention to scalability, security, and interoperability and standards bodies' activities. Robby has been engaged in the smart grid industry for a number of years, particularly in the areas of distributed energy resources, AMI, metering, demand response, and home area networking, and has been heavily involved in accelerating standards for smart grid interoperability. Robby is active in IEEE (he is a member of the IEEE-SA BOG, Chair of the IEEE-SA CAG, and Vice Chair of IEEE 2030.5), ANSI, IEC, IETF, SEPA, and the ZigBee Alliance.

Javad Fattahi received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (2003), his M.Sc. (2011), and Ph.D. (2015) in Mechatronics Engineering (Control and Robotics) from Sharif University of Technology and the University of Ottawa, respectively. As a senior research associate in the Smart Autonomous Grid Edge laboratory (SAGE-Lab) at University of Ottawa since then, he has been active in distributed control, power electronics, IoT sensors, and embedded computing. Earlier, he worked several years in the power electronics industries as lead engineer, and at Kish-Hydro Co as head of the electrical department. His research interests are related to smart grid, systems control (including embedded computer control), linear/nonlinear systems, and control systems for advanced motion and power electronics applications.

Raed Abdullah is the initiator and project lead for The GREAT-DR. He is a practicing electrical engineer with over 27-years of experience in renewable generation and the distribution utility business in areas of researching, engineering, planning, innovating, developing standards, delivering energy and demand management projects and programs, serving customers, developing businesses and managing projects. He is presently a Distribution Engineer with Hydro Ottawa’s Grid Technology team and is leading a few novel smart grid technology development projects. As a subject matter expert on renewable generation, electric vehicles, and smart grid technology he actively represents the utility on the Energy Transformation of Ontario (formerly Ontario Smart Grid Forum) Working Group, The Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI) Smart Grid, Electric Mobility Canada, and many others. Raed Abdullah is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s electrical engineering program, and Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business IT/IS stream management certification program. He remains a longstanding member in good standing with the Professional Engineers Ontario, and the IEEE. He continues to enjoy volunteering in the professional and local communities such as IEEE, green community’s initiatives, kids’ sports teams, and other society strengthening activities. Specifically with IEEE, he’s been a member and a motivated volunteer for over 30-years with the Women in Engineering, Humanitarian Technology Committee, Power and Energy Society, Communications Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Reliability Society and Power Electronics Society. He has held and continues to hold positions of responsibility on the IEEE MGA committees, IEEE Canada Board, the IEEE Ottawa Section, plus a few society boards and conference organizing committees. Raed is highly likely to become more involved in the Standards Association as time permits.

Ravi Subramaniam is currently serving in the role of Technical Director, IEEE-SA Conformity Assessment Program. In this role Ravi works closely with working groups on post standards implementation which encompasses test plan, certification program development and interoperability. Currently he is focused on developing programs in interconnection of distributed energy resources (IEEE 1547), timing & synchronization in power systems (IEEE 1588 & C37.238), EV quick charging (IEEE 2030.1.1), COMTRADE, imaging and sensor technologies. He is the secretary for the IEEE Synchrophasor Conformity Assessment Steering Committee (SCASC), Secretary of the IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee (NPEC) Conformity Assessment Steering Committee. Prior to taking on this role, Ravi has served in various technology management roles across the globe. He has previously worked for MET Laboratories, Inc., Honeywell and Ericsson. Ravi studied Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University and Johns Hopkins University.

Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Education Credit (CEU).