IEEE 2030.5 (Smart Energy Profile 2.0): An Overview and Applicability to Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

Presented by: Robby Simpson, PhD - System Architect, GE Grid Solutions

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

IEEE 2030.5 is a standard for communications 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. Information exchanged using the standard includes pricing, demand response, and energy usage, enabling the integration of devices such as smart thermostats, meters, plug-in electric vehicles, smart inverters, and smart appliances.

IEEE 2030.5 further defines a framework to support these applications to enable a secure, interoperable, and plug-and-play ecosystem of smart grid consumer devices. Particular emphasis will be given to the integration of distributed energy resources as IEEE 2030.5 has been recommended as the default protocol for smart inverter communications for California’s Rule 21.

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Robby Simpson

About the Speaker:

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 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 CAG and Vice Chair of IEEE 2030.5), ANSI, IEC, IETF, SGIP (he is a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chair of OpenFMB), and the ZigBee Alliance.


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