Is IEEE 2030.5 THE DER Protocol?

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Lead Architect, eaaS, Siemens Smart Infrastructure CTO

2021 Cleanie Award winner. Siemens Smart Infrastructure CTO Office, technologist, distributed energy expert, researcher, author, and climate change warrior. Genuinely focused on doing good for...

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  • May 26, 2021

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Presentations from Stuart McCafferty, GridIntellect, and Dr. Andrew Mears, SwitchDin from webinar held May 25, 2021.  Topics discussed:


  1. EnergyIoT Reference Architecture
  2. IEEE 2030.5 Architecture
  3. Practical Application of Free Solution Architecture template developed by GridIntellect with example of integrating residential behind the meter assets to grid operations and automated interconnect process (template included in slide deck)
  4. Australia's use of IEEE 2030.5
  5. SwitchDin IEEE 2030.5 technology stack and case studies
  6. Australia's Lessons Learned
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Matt Chester on May 26, 2021

Has the U.S. made notable progress in following the Australian footsteps, Stuart? 

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Stuart McCafferty on May 26, 2021

Matt, that is a question I was hoping to hear on the webinar.  I had the great fortune to be involved in the Onslow project with Horizon Power in Western Australia, so I got a first-hand look at what they were doing.  And, at the same time, I was also working in California, trying to solve the same problems with distributed energy resources.  Australia is 3 years ahead of the US.  The SwitchDin folks have fantastic technology, and I am now working with them to help bring their technology to the US.  We are definitely behind and could stand to learn a lot from the Aussies.  They are definitely the world's trailblazers with DER.

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Thank Stuart for the Post!
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