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January Update

PMO Update

 Orange ButtonSM – Moving Forward in 2017

In December 2016, our SGIP Orange ButtonSM Requirements Working Groups put the finishing touches on the Orange ButtonSM use cases that were used to drive the Market Requirements Documents that were then turned over to the SunSpec Alliance to use in creating the detailed design of the Orange ButtonSM Data Taxonomy.

Completing the requirements documents represented an enormous amount of hard work, thoughtful deliberation, and persistence on the part of our Area A requirements participants – and I’d like to say thank you for sticking with it.  It’s appreciated.

Moving into 2017, we will continue convening our Area A requirements groups to interface more directly with Area B, led by the SunSpec Alliance, to clarify and refine the data taxonomy requirements.  A second push for 2017 will be to re-engage industry and bring awareness of the benefits we see that Orange ButtonSM program brings to the solar industry.

In the next month we’ll be sharing information about our plans to both move the taxonomy forward with Area B and to increase awareness.

OpenFMBTM Face-to Face Meeting at DistribuTECH 2017

In November at the SGIP Grid Modernization Summit, the OpenFMBTM team decided to take short break and resume meeting in 2017 with a meeting at DistribuTECH 2017.

At that meeting we’ll briefly review 2016 accomplishments and discuss plans for moving OpenFMBTM forward in 2017 and beyond.

The first 2017 OpenFMBTM Face-to-Face meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 10am-12pm in San Diego at DistribuTECH 2017To register, click here.

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Date: Wed., Feb 1st

Time: 10am – 12pm PST

Room: Catalina room

Remote participation will not be available for this meeting, but the meeting materials will be posted and available in Kavi prior to the meeting, and the meeting minutes will be posted in Kavi after the meeting.

Also, visit SGIP at Booth 2350 to see the OpenFMBTM Collaboration Site, which offers example code, use cases, wikis, a blog, useful links, and a community of thought leaders.

If you would like to learn more about the OpenFMB Collaboration Site, you can listen to the Collaboration Site Walk-Through Webinar replay, available on SGIP.org.

COMING SOON – SGIP Catalog of Standards Vote

On January 13th, the SGIP Board of Directors approved moving forward five SGIP Catalog of Standards candidates to a member vote concerning their inclusion into the SGIP Catalog of Standards.

In December, the SGIP PMO sent an email announcing the intent to ballot the inclusion of the standards to SGIP membership, and requested that members respond if they desired to participate.

We received some responses, but could use more.  The ballot packages are in their final reviews and will be sent to those members who elected to participate soon.  The ballot will remain open for approximately one month, with anticipated closing towards the end of February.

If you are interested in participating in the vote, please email Lesley Strand [email protected] and let her know, we’ll get you included.

The five Catalog of Standards candidate standards are: