Information standards to support application and enterprise interoperability for the smart grid

Nigel Hargreaves (Lead Author), Gareth Taylor, Alex Carter

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Current changes in the European electricity industry are driven by regulatory directives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, at the same time as replacing aged infrastructure and maintaining energy security. There is a wide acceptance of the requirement for smarter grids to support such changes and accommodate variable injections from renewable energy sources. However the design templates are still emerging to manage the level of information required to meet challenges such as balancing, planning and market dynamics under this new paradigm. While secure and scalable cloud computing architectures may contribute to supporting the informatics challenges of the smart grid, this paper focuses on the essential need for business alignment with standardised information models such as the IEC Common Information Model (CIM), to leverage data value and control system interoperability. In this paper we present details of use cases being considered by National Grid, the GB transmission system operator for information interoperability in pan-network system management and planning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIEEE Power & Engineering (PES) General Meeting - USA, San Diego, United States
Duration: 22 Jul 201226 Jul 2012


ConferenceIEEE Power & Engineering (PES) General Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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