What is the Open Smart Grid Protocol?

OSGP provides 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 feeder itself, which further improves reliability and lowers operating costs for utilities and network operators. 

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. The OSGP Alliance, 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. 

The OSGP application specification, ETSI TS 104 001, 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 Organizations.

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