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     OpenHAN Task Force Conformance Board Proposal

Purpose

    The membership has determined there is a need to identify various HAN technologies as conformig to the UtilityAMI 2008 HAN SRS (e.g., UtilityAMI Good HAN Seal of Approval). The reasons for doing this include:

    1. Increased attention, interest, and product availability from that technology alliance’s membership

    to the SRS;

    2. Increased attention, interest, and motivation from other technology standards alliances to the

    SRS and the OpenHAN Task Force’s goals;

    3. Easier vetting of technologies for utilities looking to procure and implement HAN Devices and

    systems; and

    4. Easier certification of HAN Devices by motivating technology alliances to include HAN SRS

    compliance as part of their standard product certification process.

Proposal

    Subject to review, debate, modification, and final ratification by the voting members of the OpenHAN TF, the following process for the Conformance Board shall be adopted:

    ; A technology alliance requests, in writing, to the OpenHAN TF Chair that its technology be

    identified as conforming to the latest version of the UtilityAMI HAN SRS. The technology

    alliance will submit documentation attesting to and validating this claim (e.g., sufficiently detailed

    technical explanations of how its technology meets HAN principles, architectures, and

    requirements as laid out in the SRS).

    ; The OpenHAN TF Chair will appoint a 5-member Conformance Board of OpenHAN TF utility

    members to review the conformance claims. To begin with, the members should be drawn from

    the contributors listed in the UtilityAMI 2008 HAN SRS for their experience and knowledge. To

    prevent claims of bias, the members should be selected so as to prevent overrepresentation by

    utility members that belong to the technology alliance being considered for review.

    o A detailed scoresheet shall be drawn up before any evaluations of a technology are

    performed to increase transparency and manage subjectivity. Considerations should

    include the ability to meet the spirit of the SRS (e.g., level of openness of the technology

    standard) as well as to support the exact system requirements.

    ; The 5-member Conformance Board will establish its timeline and division of labor. It will

    carefully review the technology alliance documentation for accuracy and adherence to the spirit of

    the UtilityAMI HAN SRS. The Board will have the latitude to request further documentation,

    meetings, etc. in order to complete its work.

    ; The Conformance Board will reach a recommendation by consensus and provide it to the

    OpenHAN TF Chair. All members of the Conformance Board must agree on the

    recommendation for it to be valid.

    o In case of the Conformance Board being unable to reach consensus, the OpenHAN TF

    Chair shall bring the situation to the OpenHAN TF membership for discussion and

    resolution. The discussion should include the issues raised, differing points of view, and

    what the Board members feel is necessary to reach consensus.

    o The Board’s purpose is not to withhold conformance designation based on arbitrary or

    parochial interests. The OpenHAN TF membership may choose to alter the Board

    composition in certain circumstances.

    Document: 79923835.doc SCE Internal Author: Ivan O'neill Page 1 of 2 ? Copyright 2008, Southern California Edison, All Rights Reserved

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     OpenHAN Task Force Conformance Board Proposal

    ; The OpenHAN TF Chair will submit the recommendation to the OpenHAN TF membership for

    ratification.

    ; Upon ratification, the OpenHAN TF Chair will provide written approval to the technology alliance

    that they are or are not UtilityAMI HAN SRS-compliant.

    o Conformance Ratified

    ; In the case a finding of conformance, details regarding usage of UtilityAMI logos

    and other considerations will be negotiated by the OpenHAN TF Chair and the

    UtilityAMI/UCAug leadership.

    ; In the case a finding of conformance, the 5-member Conformance Board will

    have completed its work and thereby be disbanded. Each technology alliance

    submission will begin this process again. There are no restrictions on repeat

    membership on the Conformance Board.

    o Non-Conformance Ratified

    ; In the case of a finding of non-conformance, the OpenHAN TF Chair will provide

    the reasons for non-conformance. The technology alliance will then have 90

    calendar days to respond with additional information or modifications of its

    technology to bring it into conformance with the UtilityAMI HAN SRS.

    ; The Conformance Board will then reconsider the claims of conformance per the

    steps listed above.

    Document: 79923835.doc SCE Internal Author: Ivan O'neill Page 2 of 2 ? Copyright 2008, Southern California Edison, All Rights Reserved

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