EDGE AND END DEVICE MANUFACTURERS
Making Devices Smart
DER and other device manufacturers have a critical need to support IEEE 2030.5 in order to meet regulatory requirements and access the utility market. Kitu’s Spark product implements the protocol making devices “smart” and controllable by utility and other management systems.
Solutions for End and Edge Device Manufacturers
Spark™, one of the three main components of the Grid Action Platform™, is the most robust IEEE 2030.5-certified application in the industry that can be embedded in any smart device (e.g., inverters, electric vehicles, EV charging stations, solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery storage systems (ESS)) to provide advanced monitoring, metering and control capabilities.
Spark™ also provides state-of-the-art security mechanisms, including TLS 2.1, certificates, encryption, and access control lists. As more and more utilities and regulators require support of IEEE 2030.5, Spark™ offers an easy way for your product to comply.
From the Ground Up
Some DER software companies treat open-standards-based controls as an afterthought, and have built their implementations in a device-specific approach. Conversely, Spark™ was developed from the ground up to comprehensively support the IEEE 2030.5 standard and does so in a way that can be rapidly integrated with, and deployed on, any smart device at a reasonable cost.
IEEE 2030.5 and CSIP Compliance
California Electric Rule 21 governs the interconnection requirements between generation facilities and utilities' distribution systems. Rule 21 mandates the use of IEEE 2030.5 as the default communication protocol for smart inverters. Effective June 2020, all smart inverters deployed in the three California IOU territories must be certified to be compliant with the SunSpec Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP).
Kitu Systems was the first to achieve the SunSpec Alliance CSIP certification for each of the main components of the Grid Action Platform™: Citadel™, Convoy™, and Spark™, and was a key contributor to the IEEE 2030.5 standard and led the development of CSIP and IEEE 2030.5- compliant products since inception. Kitu Systems helped improve every aspect of the SunSpec Alliance IEEE 2030.5 interoperability program, including assisting in the development of the test procedure, debugging compliance test software, participating in field trials, and producing university-level courses on IEEE 2030.5 cybersecurity.
These are just some of the devices that manufacturers can take advantage of
Kitu Systems’ Grid Action Platform™ (GAP) to bring their products into compliance:
EV CHARGING STATIONS
SMART HOME PRODUCTS
BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS