The purpose of this specification is to establish the meter design, construction, performance and sealing / security requirements for the approval of software controlled electricity and gas meters. This specification also establishes requirements for the approval of metering devices which are intended to accept updates to legally relevant or legally non-relevant software and parameters, without necessitating removal and/or reverification of the subject devices.
This specification applies to software controlled electricity and gas meters and electronic ancillary devices approved by Measurement Canada pursuant to the requirements of the Act and Regulations. This document addresses security, software updates, configurable parameters, and other related concerns associated with software within an approved device.
This specification is issued under the authority of section 12 of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations (EGIR).
The purpose of these specifications is to establish the design, construction, and performance requirements for the approval of event loggers for electricity and gas metering devices. These specifications address the information, format and integrity of both self-contained and exported event logs and identify the conditions and circumstances in which an event logger may be approved to augment existing sealing requirements in metering devices approved as configurable devices.
2.1 These specifications apply to event loggers incorporated in electricity and gas metering devices and systems as governed by the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and Regulations.
2.2 These specifications do not apply to any device which is not approved for use by Measurement Canada, unless the device forms part of a measurement system which includes an approved device and that system is being used for a purpose governed by the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and Regulations.
2.3 These specifications do not apply to test standards, equipment or apparatus that is used to repair, calibrate, inspect or verify devices or systems.
This specification is issued pursuant to section 12 of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations (EGIR).
This document was developed to publish a process for industry stakeholders to be able to translate the American National Standards Institute ANSI C12.19 / IEEE Std 1377 End Device (e.g. meter) data model to and from a common form that will allow the semantics of this and End Device models in other standards to be more readily compared and harmonized. A key objective was to facilitate, as much as possible, the lossless transformation to or from other common forms that may be prevalent in each Smart Grid domain. The PAP06 output developed a representation of the ANSI C12.19 / IEEE Std 1377 data model using a restricted subset of Unified Modeling Language (UML) as well as a tailored subset of ANSI C12.19 (the full set is available from ECMX).
This document summarizes the differences between ANSI C12.18-2006 and IEEE Std 1701-2011, ANSI C12.21–2006 and IEEE Std 1702–2011, ANSI C12.22–2008 and IEEE Std 1703–2012, ANSI C12.19-2008 and IEEE Std 1377–2012, and AEIC Guidelines V2.0 and AEIC Guidelines V2.1.
This SmartGrid/AEIC AMI Interoperability Standard identifies the components of Enterprise semantics and object models defined by IEEE Std 1377™-2012 / ANSI C12.19-2008(2012) / MC12.19-2013 and the required communication Application Services protocols provided by Standards such as IEEE Std 1703™-2012 / ANSI C12.22-2008(2012) / MC12.22-2013, IEEE Std 1701™-2011 / ANSI C12.18-2006 / MC12.18-2013 and IEEE Std 1702™-2011 / ANSI C12.21-2006 / MC12.21-2013. This document should be used by all compliant Utility enterprise head-end systems, billing systems, interfaces to the metering network, all the way down to the meters and End Devices. The Guidelines build on the original work from AEIC Guidelines v1.0-09-21-98, Proposed AEIC Guidelines for Implementation of ANSI C12.19-1997 “Utility Industry End Device Data Tables”, to define minimum requirements for ANSI C12.19 AMI interoperable End Devices, software and firmware produced by AMI technology solutions providers that meet the needs of NIST, AEIC and the SmartGrid interoperability.
It is an objective of the Interoperability Standard Guidelines to recommend migration paths toward supporting enterprise infrastructure with consideration for existing deployments, capital investments and transition requirements from legacy technology. It is not an expectation that existing deployments, capital investments and legacy technology in place and/or production prior to the release of these guidelines comply with these guidelines.
It also is the objective of the Interoperability Standard Guidelines to require that the ANSI C12.19 interoperability mechanisms identified within become a recommended purchasing requirement for all systems that implement IEEE Std 1377™-2012 / ANSI C12.19-2008(2012) / MC12.19-2013 and their required communication Application Services protocols provided by IEEE Std 1703™-2012 / ANSI C12.22-2008(2013) / MC12.22-2013, IEEE Std 1701™-2011 / ANSI C12.18-2006 / MC12.18-2013 or IEEE Std 1702™-2011 / ANSI C12.21-2006 / MC12.21-2013) or other communication Application Service protocol Standard(s) compliant to ANSI C12.19-2008(2012) requirements for the SmartGrid and recognized in the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards. .
It is an objective to contribute this document to NIST, IEEE, ANSI and Measurement Canada so that similar approaches may be taken throughout North America for increased interoperability of AMI on the SmartGrid.
It was an objective of these Interoperability Standard Guidelines to support the NIST Priority Action Plan (PAP05) Standard Meter Data Profiles (6.2.5), which is to utilize ANSI C12.19 / IEEE 1377 / MC12.19 data models to represent one or more meter profiles with distinct information locations and formats to simplify client access to commonly shared information.
Terry. L. Penn (Southern Company), Richard D. Tucker (Tucker Engineering Assoc., Inc.) and Avygdor Moise (FutureDOS R&D, Inc.).
A whitepaper outlining the need for effective procurement, deployment and the operational requirements using the Standards, ANSI C12.18, ANSI C12.19, ANSI C12.21 & ANSI C12.22 and their use by adopting the AEIC Guidelines.
The AEIC Implementation and Performance Guidelines, v2.0, is a Utility-generated framework and testing criteria for vendors and utilities who desire to implement Standards-based AMI (StandardAMI) as the choice for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solutions.
Advanced metering is a metering system that records customer consumption [and possibly other parameters] hourly or more frequently and provides for daily or more frequent transmittal of measurements over a communication network to a central collection point1. AMI includes the communications hardware and software and associated systems and data management software that creates a network between advanced meters and utility business systems. This allows the collection and distribution of information to the utility, while also making it available to the utility's customers and other parties such as competitive retail providers2.
StandardAMI leverages Standards to cost-effectively and rapidly deploy and operate AMI with existing infrastructure, while leveraging investments already made in the AMR network. StandardAMI is not a compromise. It offers the makings of interoperable end-to-end solutions to the utility. StandardAMI begins with Standard Meter Data Management services (MDM) and links through bi-directional (and unidirectional) Standard networks to reach Standard end-point-devices, which communicate using Standard Communication Modules (SCM). It is not “just about the meter. ”
A complete solution cannot and should not be implemented strictly based on a single Standard. This is because Standards are written piece-wise to fashion a comprehensive solution through collaboration among Standards. For that reason the industry utilizes (or should utilize) a suite of Standards as the means for addressing the totality of present and future AMI needs.
A suite of Standards, that address the specific needs of the utility industry, has been developed over the past 30 years. These Standards are traditionally collectively referred to as the “Utility Industry End Device Data Tables”, thus giving the misleading impression that a solution can be provided through the deployment of one Standard that embodies Tables' technology in the meter (End Device). Furthermore, this has mistakenly led some to believe that interoperability among meters can be achieved simply by specifying values and extents of elements within Tables3. The reality is that ANSI C12.19 is the data model and it prescribes a collection of elements of information that may be stored in meters, relays, communication modules and data management systems. These are communicated, on the AMR side, using ANSI C12.22 (and/or ANSI C12.21 and/or ANSI C12.18) to address the totality of AMI requirements. Other specifications such as those provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) may collaborate with these Standards to provide interfaces to MDMs and Customer Information Systems (CIS).