Interoperability Process Reference Manual—User’s Guide
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Interoperability Process Reference Manual—User’s Guide

  • Overview of the Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM)
  • IPRM explicit and implicit requirements
  • Recommendations for launching testing and certification programs for smart grid devices

Next-version framework for developing smart grid device/product test programs

An important aspect of technology and product development lifecycle, testing and certification programs for smart grid device interoperability are currently underrepresented in the industry. The Smart Grid Testing Certification Committee (SGTCC) published the IPRM (ANSI/NEMA standard SG-IPRM 1-2016) as a “how-to” manual for establishing an interoperability testing and certification authority responsible for coordinating testing and certification based on existing smart grid technology standards.

The committee further published this guide to offer detailed explanation and clarifications for entities planning to understand the IPRM in-depth, follow its requirements to launch an IPRM testing and certification program, and implement suggested best practices in associated business considerations.

What’s in the report

The user’s guide contains an overview of the IPRM, a list of coordinations required for implementing new testing and certification programs, and additional business recommendations for establishing an interoperability testing and certification authority to support the process.

  • Step-by-step organization and identification of IPRM implementation and approach
  • Business recommendations for interoperability testing and certification authority
  • Role clarifications for certification bodies, test laboratories, and accreditation bodies

Interoperability Process Reference Manual ⎼ User’s Guide

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