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OpenHAN Task Force Conformance Board Proposal - v1.0 - 080722(1)

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     OpenHAN Task Force Conformance Board Process

Purpose

    The membership has determined there is a need to identify various Home Area Network (HAN) technologies as conforming to the UtilityAMI 2008 HAN System Requirements Specification (e.g., UtilityAMI Good HAN Seal of Approval). The reasons for doing this include:

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

    to the SRS;

    2. Increased attention, interest, and motivation from other technology standards 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 standards 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 standard requests, in writing, to the OpenHAN TF Chair that it be identified as

    conforming to a specific version of the UtilityAMI HAN SRS (e.g., v1.0, 2008, etc). The

    technology standard will submit documentation attesting to and validating this claim (e.g.,

    sufficiently detailed technical explanations of how the technology standard 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

    o The Board’s first order of business will be to develop a detailed scoresheet to increase

    transparency and manage subjectivity. The scoresheet shall primarily be based on

    meeting the requirements listed in the SRS. Considerations may also be given to the

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

    ; The scoresheet will be developed prior to accepting a technology standard’s

    request for conformance designation and be made public in advance.

    ; The scoresheet is intended to be drawn up once and then incrementally

    improved upon by subsequent Boards. It will not be created from scratch by

    each Board.

    ; The scoresheet shall be ratified by the OpenHAN TF Membership.

    o The OpenHAN TF Chair shall engage the UtilityAMI/UCAIug leadership to determine

    what marketing/promotion materials, press releases, logos, etc. shall be provided to a

    conforming technology and under what terms and conditions.

    ; These provisions shall be presented to the OpenHAN TF Membership for

    ratification.

    ; This task will be completed prior to accepting a technology standard’s request for

    conformance designation.

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

    carefully review the technology standard’s documentation for accuracy and adherence to the

    Document: 79926215.doc SCE Internal Author: Ivan O'neill Page 1 of 2 ? Copyright 2008, Southern California Edison, All Rights Reserved

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    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.

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

    discussion and ratification.

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

    standard that they do or do not conform to the relevant UtilityAMI HAN SRS version.

    o Conformance Ratified

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

    materials and other considerations will be provided by the OpenHAN TF Chair

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

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

    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 standard 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.

    ; The Conformance Process shall be reviewed on an annual basis from the month this

    Conformance Process is adopted. Alternatively, the OpenHAN TF membership can amend the

    Process by regular motion, discussion, and ratification procedures.

    Document: 79926215.doc SCE Internal Author: Ivan O'neill Page 2 of 2 ? Copyright 2008, Southern California Edison, All Rights Reserved

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