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.
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
As an open
standard without any licensing or intellectual property encumbrances, OSGP
of interoperable smart meters and other smart grid devices by multiple vendors
- A large selection of smart grid products for utilities
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.
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.
supports the following capabilities:
device communications & control
tier architecture for decentralized applications
communications (highest reliability in the industry, > 99.8%)
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
power-quality data to enable sophisticated smart grid applications.
firmware upgrades over the network
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.
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%.
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
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".
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
In this half day OSGP workshop, you will:
Register here for the pre-conference
- 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
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
Mitsubishi Electric to Enhance Global Smart Meter Business through Collaboration with Echelon
Integrating Echelon's grid-sensing and communication technologies into its smart meters
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.
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.
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
Case studies on smart meter business solutions
ESNA Demonstrates On-going Commitment
Interoperabilityand Open Standards
Announces OSGP DLMS/COSEM Integration and Works with DVN KEMA for OSGP Certification
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 www.dnvkema.com.
About Open Smart Grid
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 www.opensmartgridprotocol.org.
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.
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