UCAIug Releases v2 HAN System Requirement Spec

  • Posted on: 19 October 2010
  • By: chw staff

The UCA International Users Group has release version 2 of the Home Area Network (HAN) system requirement specification (SRS), a document designed to provide the use of open standard to foster interoperability for HAN devices and smart grid applications. SRS v2 is the collaboration over over 130 individuals representing over 80 companies and organizations collaborated for 10 months to complete the project. The document has been approved by the OpenSG Technical Committee and is now available for public use.

In addition to defining the system requirement for the Home Area Network, the new specification addresses how devices join a premise’s network.  From a high level there are over 250 high level requirements including requirements for application, security, performance, communications, maintenance and operations.

“This effort, which included representatives from many part of the smart grid industry, is proof that the smart grid community can effectively collaborate to produce a document which provides imput to other standards organizations which are working on customer premises standards, “ Erich Gunther , UCAIug board member and OpenHAN Task Force Chair.

“This document will be a useful tool for energy service providers, who are looking to offer smart grid programs and products to customers,” said Mary Zientara, Reliant Energy’s Strategy and Development Director and who led the HAN SRS v2.0 effort.

About UCA International Users Group
The group is a not for profit organization that focuses on enabling utility integration through the deployment of open standards and create a forum for businesses to work together under these common objectives: 1) Implement educational and promotional activities that increase awareness and deployment of these standards in the utility industry; 2) specify and/or  develop standards; 3)Influence, select and/or endorse open and public standards appropriate to the utility market.