Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP)
We have a history of adopting open standards when possible, and working collaboratively with other organizations to create them when there are gaps. Open standards prevent vendor lock-in and the increased costs and reduced innovation that typically accompany closed systems.
Why Utilities Need an Open Standard Protocol for Smart Grid Devices
The Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) is targeted at utilities that want a multi-application smart grid infrastructure instead of a basic single function Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI). OSGP is not just for meters, it’s for a variety of smart grid devices. Energy Service Network Association (ESNA), a non-profit corporation composed of utilities, manufacturers, and integrators, is responsible for publishing, maintaining, and certifying devices compatible with OSGP.