The course is tailored for utility company personnel involved in Smart Grid, distribution, IT, system architecture and new technologies, as well as regulators, attorneys and smart grid consultants, service providers and vendors. Topics covered will include:
• The benefits of interoperability
• Examples of live test data showing differences between conformance and interoperabiity achievement
• The role of utility/engineering departments in assuring proposed systems conform to standards and are interoperable with other systems
• Status of Smart Grid standards development and what it means to utility IT/engineering
• Validation of claims of conformance to open standards and interoperability with other Smart Grid components
• Achieving mature Smart Grid interoperability
The course defines standards-based interoperability and conformance;
“The next generation Smart Grid will comprise a variety of standards and devices that will present intricate interoperability challenges,”
“Smart Grid interoperability standards are evolving at a rapid rate,” said Rik Drummond, CEO Drummond Group Inc. and current chair of the Testing and Certification Committee for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board. “Our goal in this course is to provide participants with a strong foundation in these emerging standards that will allow them to create a mature, interoperable smart grid project.”
QualityLogic and Drummond teamed up recently to participate in an effort led by Battelle Memorial Institute for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project (www.smartgrid.gov/
For more information and to register for Fundamentals of Interoperability, go to the EUCI site (http://www.euci.com/
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ABOUT DRUMMOND GROUP INC.
Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is the trusted interoperability test lab which works with standards groups, software/firmware vendors and industry groups to drive adoption of standards by offering global interoperability and conformance testing, and certification. DGI facilitates these testing services under association-
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