Networked Energy Services and OSGP Alliance Jointly Announce OSGP Certification of the NES Generation 4 Meter
The feature rich NES Gen 4 single phase meter exceeds the rigorous OSGP testing standards and offers true device interoperability and interchangeability to customers globally.
November 3, 2015, San Jose, CA and the Netherlands: The OSGP Alliance and Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid market leader, jointly announce the NES Generation 4 (Gen 4) single phase meter has passed the conformance testing process administered by DNV KEMA and has been certified to be OSGP compatible by OSGP Alliance.
In July 2015, OSGP Alliance announced that an updated OSGP specification was released, which supports OSGP-AES-128-PSK security suite. NES’s Gen 4 Single Phase meter is one of the initial devices that supports the new AES based security providing secure and reliable communication and data storage.
“We welcome this exciting addition of the new OSGP compatible device from NES and are excited about even more choice for customers globally. NES’s previous generation of OSGP meters are widely used by leading utilities globally, including various OSGP alliance members. We are firmly committed to the open choice, multi-application value proposition, and true interoperability only OSGP offers,” said Mr. Harry Crijns, Secretary of OSGP Alliance, “and we look forward to the benefits NES will offer the market through its Gen 4 Patagonia platform.”
Mr. Andrew Robinson, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at NES said “We are very pleased our Gen 4 meter has been certified by the OSGP Alliance. Because we understand that grid data communication security is becoming more and more an important topic for our customers, we are convinced that the introduction of the Gen 4 OSGP certified meter which implements the updated OSGP-AES-128-PSK security spec will push forward Grid security to the next level and provide significant value to OSGP users. At NES, we are committed to enabling the modernization of the distribution grid and we are proud members of the alliance of OSGP members committed to doing so.”
NES is also releasing new OSGP-certified device firmware that allows utilities to upgrade the current generation of NES devices to take advantage of the Patagonia AES security and the updated OSGP specification. Please refer to the corresponding press release for more detail about NES’s security suite update.
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation (www.networkedenergy.com) is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to connect to their customers, offer new services and help them compete more effectively, through solutions which can help reduce operating costs, provide expanded services and help energy end users to become active participants in energy conservation. The company was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES has its headquarters in the US, with design and R&D Centers located in Silicon Valley/California, Fargo/North Dakota, Linz/Austria, and sales offices throughout the world. Networked Energy Services' solution, based on Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP), is used in more than 4 million smart end points by utilities around the world. NES primary shareholders include S&T AG and Cedrus Enterprises Holdings. You can find out more information about NES and its products, including smart meters, data concentrator nodes, and head-end software, at http://www.networkedenergy.com.
About The OSGP Alliance
The OSGP Alliance, founded in 2006 as the Energy Services Network Association (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. More information about the OSGP Alliance can be found at www.osgp.org.www.osgp.org