The UCA® International Users Group is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of utility user and supplier companies that is dedicated to promoting the integration and interoperability of electric/gas/water utility systems through the use of international standards-based technology. It is a User Group for IEC 61850, the Common Information Model – Generic Interface Definition (CIM/GID as per IEC 61970/61968), advanced metering and demand response via OpenDR.
Our Mission: To enable utility integration through the deployment of open standards by providing a forum in which the various stakeholders in the utility industry can work cooperatively together as members of a common organization to:
Specify, develop and/or accredit product/system-testing programs that facilitate the field interoperability of products and systems based upon these standards.
Implement educational and promotional activities that increase awareness and deployment of these standards in the utility industry.
The Users Group is a focus group to assist users and vendors in the deployment of standards for real-time applications for several industries with related requirements. The Users Group does not write standards and shall, where appropriate, work closely with those bodies that have primary responsibility for the completion of standards (notably IEC TC 57: Power Systems Management and Associated Information Exchange).
Note that the Users Group is working on many areas of interest for different users where standards bodies may not yet be active or where the interests of users goes beyond the purview of the presently identified standards (such as the completion of users guides, industry education, transfer of technology, marketing support, identification of users needs and industry demonstrations to prove concepts).
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