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What you always wanted to know about OSGP


What is OSGP?
The Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) is targeted at utilities that want a multi-application Smart Grid infrastructure instead of a meter centric Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI). OSGP is not just applicable for meters; it’s for a variety of smart grid devices. Energy Services Network Association (ESNA), a non-profit corporation composed of utilities, manufacturers, and integrators, is responsible for promoting the adoption of OSGP, supporting the publishing and maintaining of the OSGP specifications and standards, as well as supporting the certification process of OSGP compliant devices.

The OSGP application specification, ETSI GS OSG 001, is available from European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).  ETSI produces globally applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, power line, and Internet technologies. ETSI and CENELEC are officially recognized by the European Union as European Standards Organizations.

As an open standard without any licensing or intellectual property encumbrances, OSGP enables

  • Development of interoperable smart meters and other smart grid devices by multiple vendors
  • A large selection of smart grid products for utilities


OSGP provides secure, scalable control networking services for any device connected to the low-voltage grid. It also supplies critical information about the condition of the distribution itself, which further improves reliability and lowers operating costs for utilities and network operators.

At the Physical Layer, OSGP currently uses ETSI TS 103 908 as its power line communication standard; however the OSGP application layer is independent of the physical layer, so it is not tied to a specific communications medium.

For the Networking Layer, OSGP uses ISO/IEC14908-1.

For the data model, OSGP adapts the IEEE 1377 and the ANSI C 12 table structure for a networking protocol, not just for meters but for other utility related devices as well and adds extensions for security, authentication, and encryption.

The protocol supports the following capabilities:

  • End-to-end device communications & control
  • Three tier architecture for decentralized applications
  •  Multi-vendor, multi-device interoperability
  • Reliable communications (highest reliability in the industry, > 99.8%)
  • Automatic topology management, meaning that OSGP-based systems automatically discover the power line topology, automatically discover meters and other devices connected to the power line, and can report this information back to the utility data centre
  • Rich power-quality data to enable sophisticated smart grid applications.
  • Secure firmware upgrades over the network
  • Non-meter devices can use the OSGP infrastructure to communicate with the utility’s enterprise software. This makes the meter and other OSGP device data available to new smart grid applications.

Advantages of OSGP

In OSGP interoperability, privacy and security are cornerstones in the vision of further developments, because each vendor will easily find the way to communicate its added value services. Today there are more than 4 million smart meters installed and operating that are based on OSGP, at some of the largest and most advanced smart metering projects ever implemented. For instance, in Sweden, Vattenfall and E.ON deployed more than one million OSGP compliant meters and benefit from superior performance and reliability of OSGP.
In Denmark, more than 800,000 OSGP compliant meters have been deployed by a number of utilities including SEAS/NVE, NRGi, and EnergiMidt. These smart meters like others in OSGP deployments, report not just hourly readings, but provide extended load profile data, power quality reports, and integration with home energy networks with perfect daily performance of every meter between of between 99.8 and 100%.

OSGP started with a networked design for all of the smart grid devices on the edge. In contrast, DLMS was designed for automatic meter reading. By the way, OSGP’s open network and standards philosophy could expand in the future to incorporate the integration and interworking with DLMS/COSEM devices, something that DLMS is not prepared to support. OSGP is rapidly gaining more visibility with an ever-growing ecosystem of industry vendors offering OSGP compliant products to utilities on all continents.

OSGP Vendors

OSGP is supported by a variety of meter and smart grid device suppliers that offer or plan to offer solutions compliant with the standard including, Romanian AEM, General Electric, Mitshubishi Electric, Korea’s VIDCOM, Malaysia's Comintel, China’s Holley Metering, Brazil’s ELO, Austria’s Ubitronix and Kapsch, Germany’s Diehl, and Görlitz with a Landis & Gyr based solution and not to forget the US based company Echelon. Besides that several companies are in the applications process.

OSGP Conformance testing is handled by DNV-KEMA. Based on successful independent Conformance testing the OSGP UA, ESNA will provide the certificate of "OSGP compliance".

Harry Crijns
ESNA secretary
OSGP Alliance - Visit us at European Utility Week in Amsterdam, October 14-17 2013 

Working together to create a more open, reliable, proven modern grid. That’s what we do.
  • Register for the OSGP pre-conference on October the 14th from 13.00 - 17.00 hours
  • Visit the OSGP Alliance in Booth 1.C09 J
OSGP pre-conference
In this half day OSGP workshop, you will:
  • Learn about the new information era in developing future distribution systems
  • Explore the vision behind this data collection, communication, and advanced control standard 
  • Discover how OSGP addresses the smart grid, not just smart metering 
  • Prepare for OSGP conformance testing, including use cases, test cases, and a test plan  
               Register here for the pre-conference
Booth OSGP Alliance
During European Utility Week please visit us in Booth 1.C09 J and we will update you with the latest information and solution.
On Wednesday, October 16th at 17.00 hrs. join us for drinks at our booth.
This special reception will provide an opportunity for you to share ideas and gather insight on Smart Grid Solutions, relax and network with your peers as well as meet with the industry experts.
Register Today for European Utility Week.
As silver sponsor of the European Utility Week, the OSGP Alliance is offering you:
Hope welcome you at our booth during EUW

Kind regards,
Harry Crijns
OSGP Alliance
Mitsubishi Electric to Enhance Global Smart Meter Business through Collaboration with Echelon

Integrating Echelon's grid-sensing and communication technologies into its smart meters
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will globally enhance business relating to smart meters, which are advanced electricity meters with communication functions, in collaboration with its partner Echelon Corporation. Mitsubishi Electric will integrate Echelon's Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) into its lineup of smart meter products, which are designed for international markets.

Mitsubishi Electric's new smart meters will incorporate grid-sensing and communication technologies based on Echelon's OGSP and its Networked Energy Services (NES) software as well as Mitsubishi Electric's proprietary sensing and metering technologies. The products will be manufactured at Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand and PT. MELCOINDA in Bogor, Indonesia, both international subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Electric. The new meter will be exhibited at Metering, Billing, CRM ASIA 2013, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 22 to 23.

Mitsubishi Electric launched its electricity meter business at its Fukuyama Works, Japan, in 1946. Since then, the company has worked to steadily expand this business globally, developing satellite production facilities internationally to meet local demand. In recent years, the company's focus has turned to smart meters.

Echelon is a key technology provider of open standard control networking and has developed one of the world's most widely deployed open standard, multi-application platforms. This advanced technology has a proven track record in applications ranging from embedded sub-systems to complete grid modernization.
 Case studies on smart meter business solutions

ESNA Demonstrates On-going Commitment
to Interoperabilityand Open Standards

ESNA Announces OSGP DLMS/COSEM Integration and Works with DVN KEMA for OSGP Certification

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 4, 2012 – Energy Services Network Association (ESNA), an association composed of utilities, developers, and integrators that promote open standards for the smart grid, today announced two important initiatives to promote interoperability and drive adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) as a standard for smart meters and smart grid devices.

OSGP is a family of specifications published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). OSGP, ETSI GS OSG 001, is a relatively new but widely used specification for smart meter and smart grid devices, with over 3.5 million OSGP based smart meters and devices deployed worldwide. OSGP is a very efficient data representation and interchange protocol that delivers high effective throughput on narrowband Power Line Communications (PLC) and other links. ESNA has partnered with Gurux, a leader in device communications protocols for the smart grid, to provide utilities the ability to access OSGP-based smart meters using the widely used DLMS/COSEM application data model using IEC 62056 parts 47, 53, 61, and 62. OSGP DLMS/COSEM interoperability provides utilities the ability to choose a common data model for smart meters to lower IT integration costs while benefiting from the proven efficiency, reliability, and scalability of OSGP at the device networking layer for both smart meters and other smart grid devices.

To further speed and promote the adoption of OSGP as an open standard, ESNA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability to offer OSGP conformance and interoperability test services. Working together, ESNA and DNV KEMA provide a trusted source of verification for utilities that vendors’ products interoperate and conform to the OSGP specifications. The establishment of this cooperation provides vendors third-party validation of their OSGP implementations that can complement their internal test efforts.

ESNA will offer attendees of Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, which runs from October 9-11, firsthand insight on how OSGP delivers a truly modern standard for a modern grid. Demonstrations in the OSGP by ESNA booth D18 will include a demonstration of interoperability of a DLMS/COSEM enterprise application with OSGP based smart meters.

In addition, there is a pre-conference seminar entitled “OSGP the Open Smart Grid Protocol - a Flexible Solution to Reach Interoperability Between Systems and Parties Connected to the Energy Infrastructure” on Monday, October 8th from 13:00 to 15:30 CET. For more information, click here.

To provide technical, product and partner information on OSGP, ESNA has also launched a new website.

About Energy Services Network Association (ESNA) ESNA is an independent global, not-for-profit association that promotes the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and related services and infrastructure for smart grid applications. Members include utilities, software, hardware and service providers, and solution integrators that share a common goal and vision for promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.  

About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification. As an objective and impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy; equipment manufacturers; as well as government bodies, corporations and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information on DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, visit

About Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP)
The Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) is a family of specifications published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) used in conjunction with the ISO/IEC 14908 control networking standard for smart grid applications. OSGP is optimized to provide reliable and efficient delivery of command and control information for smart meters, direct load control modules, solar panels, gateways, and other smart grid devices. With over 3.5 million OSGP based smart meters and devices deployed worldwide it is a widely used smart meter and smart grid device networking standard. More information about OSGP can be found at


Harry Crijns

ESNA introduces OSGP at Metering Europe in Amsterdam
Metering Europe, the start of the OSGP Market introduction, therefore ESNA will be present to present the Open Smart Grid Protocol.
This year Metering Europe Exhibition will be in the RAI-exhibition centre in Amsterdam on the 9th - 11th of October.
In our booth, location D18, we exhibit our vision regarding the modernisation of the existing electricity distribution networks and the development of new value added Smart Grid applications.
Furthermore we show OSGP's unique place amongst the many different protocols used and the future interconnection due to the increase of hybrid usage of the Power Networks.
If you want to learn more about OSGP...welcome in our booth.
For a free ticket to visit the exhibition, please register here...

ESNA will organise an OSGP workshop in Amsterdam on October the 8th

ESNA - The Energy Services Network Association is pleased to announce the OSGP workshop that will supply information about the Open Smart Grid Protocol and share ESNA’s vision with stakeholders involved in the modernization of existing power systems and the development of new Smart Grid applications.

Worldwide there are already millions of devices communicating with and controlled by the Open Smart Grid Protocol.  As many different protocols used in energy systems will be interconnected in the future because of the increased hybrid use of the power system, focusing on interoperability and information security is a must. 
Other considerations include the growing use of distributed resources, E-mobility and the application of distributed storage. These, as well as interoperability, will be covered in this seminar together with the operational functionality of OSGP.

 and are media partners
Download here previous ESNA publications:

 2012-06  Echelon receives Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award
 2012-05  Leading Meter Manufacturers in Asia Adopt Echelon’s Control Operating System and the OSGP Standard
 2012-03  Echelon and Holley Metering to Create Joint Venture to Develop and Sell Innovative Smart Grid Solutions in China
 2012-01  ETSI Approves Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP)for Grid Technologies
 2011-12  CENELEC welcomes ESNA as their Technical Liaison Partner
 2011-10  Oracle Utilities and Echelon to Deliver Easy-to-Deploy Smart Grid Intelligence
 2011-10  Echelon will add Wireless and Delta Configuration Options to its Smart Grid Portfolio
 2011-09  Enel’s smart meter is the world ‘s benchmark
 Denmark's First Cloud-Based Smart Grid Solution Relies on NES Technology
 ESNA Standards Activities
 Fortum invests in More Efficient and Secure Power Grid in Norway
 2011-06  ESNA - A vision for the future grid


EVB Energy Solutions Report nr. 4 - Summary potentials due to procurement optimisation with variable tariff structures
Stadtwerke Balingen; New orientation after an AMI fieldtest - Albstadtwerke replaces radio ripple control by Unified Intelligent Energy Management from ubitronix.
 2011-03  Echelon secures $16 Million OSGP Project for NRGi in Denmark
 SEAS-NVE  achieves nearly 100% reliability using NES based Smart Grid Solution
 2010-12  EVB Energy Solutions and LBD present their fourth Smart Metering report dedicated for the German  Market: The positive Business case for Smart Metering
 The Roadmap to European Standardisation
2010-09  Industry Leaders bring Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) to Market
2010-07  A Smart Grid Vision where everybody wins, by Larry Colton
 Smart Grid 2.0 - Beyond Meters and onto Intelligent Energy management by Robert Dolin   
 Societal Benefits of the Smart Grid by Michael Anderson
 Refinancing Smart Metering by process efficiency and product innovation
2009-12  ESNA Webinar "Benefits of using NES-Making the Smart Grid possible"


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