1 - ESNA Standards Activities
ESNA Standards Activities
ESNA is very active during the past year in the
various Smart Metering and Smart Grid standardization activities across Europe
as well as the rest of the world. The role of ESNA has significantly increased
with the responsibility for the protocols OSGP (Open Smart grid Protocol) and
NTA8150 (Webservices API Interface). The draft standard OSGP has been submitted
to Cenelec TC13 by Finland.
ESNA members are participants in standards
organisations including CENELEC, ETSI, IEC, ISO, BSI and IEEE as well as
standardisation efforts like Mandate 441, Mandate 490, the Smart Grid Task
Force, and the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).
ESNA’s participation is helping to ensure that Open
Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) will be identified as one of the available Smart
Metering and Smart Grid interoperability standards. ESNA members have served in
various key roles and on various working groups within the M441 Smart Metering
and M490 Smart Grid standardisation processes. In addition, Mark Ossel, serving
as member of the M490 Smart Grid Steering Committee that provides oversight for
the various sub-activities including process team, standards team, architecture
team and security team.
As previously communicated, ESNA is in the process of
having OSGP approved as an official public standard rather than just a defacto
standard. This process involves work efforts with both ETSI and CENELEC (CLC).
With ESNA members working on the ETSI PLT and ETSI M2M technical committees,
OSGP is being proposed both as an extension to EN 14908 and as an independent
In addition, at the CLC TC13 WG02 ESNA has proposed a
New Work Item based on the OSGP standard to CLC TC13. Finland has proposed OSGP
as New Work Item to Cenelec. It is important that as many National Committees
support this item. If approved by the CLC TC13 committee, this would become an
official New Work Item for the CLC TC13 WG02. ESNA has a few members on CLC
TC13 WG02 representing different countries and has a member serving as the
technical liaison between CLC TC13 WG02 and ETSI M2M.
We request all members, especially the utilities, to
check with their National Committee, TC13, to ensure the New Work Item is
In addition to ESNA’s activity in the various standard
committees and task forces, ESNA proactively responds to numerous public
consultations from governmental organisations such as Council of European
Energy Regulators (CEER), US Department of Energy (DOE), Australia’s Department
of Treasury and Finance, and many other organisations.
ESNA will continue to actively participate not only in
these types of consultations but also other industry standards related efforts
to ensure that a competitive environment continues to exist for all ESNA
We are starting up various working groups within ESNA
to be able to take a position and have representatives participating in
European and other international consultations. ??
ESNA Workgroups to start up are:
1) Security & Privacy
2) Smart Grid
3) Standards (OSGP, NTA8150
4) Communication & Marketing
We request members to join a work group; make yourself
known to the ESNA secretary.