Welcome to UCA International Users Group!
UCA International Users Group is a not-for-profit corporation focused on assisting 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, however works closely with those bodies that have primary responsibility for the completion of standards (notably IEC TC 57: Power Systems Management and Associated Information Exchange).
The UCAIug as well as its member groups (CIMug, Open Smart Grid, and IEC61850) draws its membership from utility user and supplier companies. The mission of the UCA International Users Group is to enable integration through the deployment of open standards by providing a forum in which the various stakeholders in the energy and 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 energy and utility industry.
Influence and promote the adoption of standards and technologies specific to the ever-increasing Smart Grid initiatives worldwide.
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).