The CIM Meter Outage Nominal Interoperability Test Procedure is one in a series of EPRI CIM Interoperability Test Procedures (ETIPs) created by EPRI whose purpose is to thoroughly document the actors, interfaces, and test steps for the interoperability testing of specific parts of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Common Information Model (CIM) standard. The Test Procedures are initially being used for EPRI demonstration tests and are intended, over time, to form the basis of a set of CIM test procedures to be used for:
- Testing labs set up under a formal organizational framework for Smart Grid testing and certification, such as that called for by the Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee (SGTCC) in its Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM) whose goal is the formalized validation of interoperability of combinations of vendor products
- Organizations sponsoring routine standards-validation CIM interoperability testing
The initial series of Test Procedures covers several message sets related to the IEC 61868-9 (Meter Reading & Control) standard. This document covers meter outage nominal test procedures.