The MultiSpeak® Initiative, which fosters business process improvement and simplifies data integration at electricity co-operatives through a collaboration between the National Rural Electric Co-operative Association (NRECA) and more than 30 software companies and consultants who serve electricity utilities, has appointed Utility Integration Solutions Inc. (UISOL) as its independent testing agent.

UISOL is a consulting firm focused on business integration in the utility industry. Software providers who are members of MultiSpeak write interfaces and submit them to UISOL for independent interoperability testing. MultiSpeak vendor members are currently writing interfaces for version 3 of the specification; two interfaces have already been certified interoperable.