With the adoption of smart meter technology, customers will have an ever-increasing choice of devices for managing energy use. Through the California Investor-Owned Utilities’ (CA IOUs) Home Area Network (HAN) Device Compatibility Validation, you can ensure that your product is compatible with our smart meters. The CA IOUs are San Diego Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric, and SoCal Edison.
Why validate your product?
This validation is required by the CA IOUs for all HAN devices before they can be provisioned to our smart meters. SDG&E won’t be able to connect devices that haven’t successfully passed testing, even if a customer purchased the device.
Additionally, SDG&E will give our customers a list of approved devices that they can choose from for use in their homes.
How to participate
We are in the process of making arrangements with third party testing laboratories to perform HAN validation testing for SDG&E. We are awaiting final approval from the CPUC, and we will update this page at that time. Once approval has been obtained and the process is in place, and you would like to continue with validation testing, you will need to follow the process below to get started. Test labs charge a fee for their HAN validation testing services. These fees will be paid by you directly to the test lab, and the agreement will be between you and the test lab.
To get started with SDG&E’s validation process through third-party testing, please review and download the CA Investor-Owned Utilities’ HAN Device Compatibility Validation Guide* and send in the Submission Form, Application and Agreement**. Manufacturers must submit to each utility that they would like to have their devices validated with, and each utility is responsible for responding to each submission. SDG&E will notify you by email if the mandatory paperwork requirements have been met, and instructions for mailing the HAN devices to the third-party test lab will be noted in the email.
CA IOUs HAN Device Compatibility Validation Guide
CA IOUs Submission form, Application & Agreement
CA IOU Interoperability Testing Requirements
Email the completed application to SDG&E at: HANvalidation@semprautilities.com
Validation Testing Information
Currently, SDG&E’s smart meters are manufactured by Itron and your device will be tested using the following hardware and firmware combinations:
Hardware versions: 2.0, 3.0
Firmware version: 3.9
Please note that these combinations will change from time to time as SDG&E makes upgrades to its system. Check this website periodically for updates.
*Due to the continuing evolution of the technology, the guide is subject to ongoing revisions as the CA IOUs modify the validation and its smart meter system to accommodate and encompass new developments in both HAN and smart meter technologies.
**SDG&E suggests that device manufacturers check this website on a regular basis to make sure they’re referring to the current versions of the guide.