Low-Cost Telemetry for Utility Interconnection of DERs

By ASE Kalkitech MarCom August 31 2022

Rule 21 interconnection program by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) require DER (Distributed Energy Resources ) above 1MW to send Telemetry Data to the host Utility over IEEE 20305 protocol. IEEE 2030.5 is a secure, scalable, and consumer-friendly application-layer protocol built upon standard Internet protocols and recommended by IEEE 1547 Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of DERs with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces. California Smart Inverter Working Group (SIWG) also published “Common Smart inverter Profile” based on IEEE2030.5 for inverter communications. Further to CPUC regulations, the California IOU’s are required to provide customers with a low cost customer owned telemetry option to send telemetry data to the Utility. PG&E has approved two vendors including ASE to provide Low-Cost Customer Owned Telemetry.

ASE with more than 40 years of experience with SCADA / Utility Communications and Protocol Gateways have worked with PG&E to build a rugged and secure Low-Cost Customer Owner Telemetry System. ASE DER telemetry system includes Zero Trust Security, TPM and Secure Boot, Secure Remote Management and Remote Access, Support for SunSpec Modbus, IEEE 2030.5, DNP3, IEC 61850, MQTT and many more protocols to integrate with Utility Systems In this webinar we discuss in detail the ASE’s Direct Connect Low-Cost Telemetry Gateway and Remote Monitoring and Management Platform, demonstrate the Management, Engineering, Configuration, Security Features and address questions related to Implementation and commissioning.