California Rule 21: Roadmap to August 22, 2019
Tom Tansy is Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance where he leads the distributed energy industry's efforts to establish data and communication standards that enable seamless integration of solar PV and storage into the Smart Grid.

The SunSpec Alliance has stakeholders across the globe, including leading fleet operators, component suppliers, software developers and utilities. SunSpec’s areas of focus include grid integration, finance data interchange, O&M data interchange, and cybersecurity.

Tom previously served as a board member for the Solar Energy Finance Association, as General Manager and Vice President of Business Development for Power-One (now part of ABB), VP of Business Development for Fat Spaniel, pioneering solar Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider and start up contributor of the electric vehicle manufacturer, Zero Motorcycles.
Workshop Host
1:00 PM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 PM - Module 1:
  • CA Rule 21 Program Update and Market Readiness
2:00 PM - Module 2:
  • Review of the SunSpec IEEE 2030.5/CSIP Certification
2:45 PM - Networking & Coffee Break
3:00 PM - Module 3:
  • Profitable and Safe Deployment of DER Networks - Cybersecurity and PKI
  • Program Deployment Update
3:45 PM - Closing Remarks
4:00 PM - Happy Hour

About the workshop:
August 22, 2019 is the extended deadline for California Rule 21 Smart Inverter Phase II communications requirements and for Phase III Functions 1 and 8.  California Rule 21 requires that, by default, Distributed Energy Resources within Investor Owned Utilities must utilize the IEEE 2030.5-2018 networking standard in the manner described in the Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP).

SunSpec Alliance, provider of communication interface certification and PKI program services for IEEE 2030.5/CSIP, will update executives on the industry’s readiness to meet the deadline, certification ecosystem status, and the SunSpec PKI program and its implications for cybersecurity. 

Who Will Benefit by Attending:
This workshop is designed for executives and hardware and software engineers at manufacturers, system integrators, independent engineers, utility companies, and installers of solar and energy storage systems in California.

University of California San Diego Accredited 
SunSpec Alliance California Rule 21 educational program supports the roll out of the updated California Rule 21 interconnection regulation related to secure data communication.  It is conducted in partnership with the University of California San Diego. This executive workshop is accredited by University of California San Diego Extension, and may be applied toward continuing education requirements for some professions.