Electrical and Lighting Management Systems (ELMS) Working Group

The Electrical and Lighting Management Systems (ELMS) WG is responsible for the development and maintenance of NTCIP standards addressing electrical and lighting management systems and monitoring technical issues.


Jim Frazer, Gridaptive, is the chair of the DCM Working Group.


To join the ELMS Group, or for questions concerning the status or content of DMS WG projects or standards, please send your request (with email address, name, and company/organization) to: ntcip@nema.org


Active Projects

The ELMS WG is currently developing draft NTCIP 1213 v03 (a revision of NTCIP 1213 v02). The key objectives of this project are:


  1. Develop the NTCIP 1213 v03 standard assessing issues and integrating information from reports associated with relevant USDOT connected vehicle (possible modification of lighting level based on vehicle presence/absence), SmartGrid (connection to the electric grid), and electric vehicle charging system (back-office, possibly sub-metering) implementations, as well as from current deployments of NTCIP 1213 v02 into a (revised) Concept of Operation (ConOps), requirements, and design.
  2. Use a Systems Engineering Process (SEP) to ensure the completeness and correctness of NTCIP 1213 v03 standard and associated documents and to ensure traceability, particularly with respect to new or revised Systems Engineering (SE) elements (such as user needs, requirements, et al.).
  3. Address backward compatibility (multi-version interoperability) issues in NTCIP 1213 v03, as a consideration for systems that conform to NTCIP 1213 v02.
  4. Accommodate additional user needs, functional requirements, and System Design Description (SDD) related to additional functionalities that may be identified during Concept of Operations Development, for example, adaptive lighting control.This project is nearing its final phases.


Published Standards

NTCIP 1213 v02, Object Definitions for Electrical and Lighting Management Systems (ELMS)

NTCIP 1213 v02 defines communication between an ITS Management Center or portable computer and an Electrical and Lighting Management System (ELMS) is accomplished by using the NTCIP Application Layer services to convey requests to access or modify values of ELMS data elements resident in the device via an NTCIP network. Published March 2011.


Historical Publications