ESMIG showed the practical applications of an open architecture for demand side flexibility at European Utility Week 2016

ESMIG is actively working on advancing interoperability for consumer energy management through its various working groups and in collaboration with expert bodies and other associations.

Our members developed an open Demand Side Flexibility (DSF) architecture as a basis for the work on standards and use cases for demand response and demand side management. This architecture was already practically demonstrated on several events since 2014 is now used by the major standardization organizations to develop their interoperability standards.

At European Utility Week 2016 we involved 7 of our members and 2 of our partners in order to organize the most complete demonstration so far. We collaborated this year with the EEBus consortium for using the SPINE (Smart Premises Interoperable Neutral-message Exchange) language as a bridge between the smart energy and smart home sectors. SPINE is also an available technical realization of SAREF, the EU framework of interoperability for smart appliances.

The final objective is to have all DSF solutions purely based on European (or international) communication standards and to demonstrate the combination of Telecom based standards from ETSI / oneM2M and utility standards from CEN/CENELEC.

Representatives of the European Commission have shown their interest in the demo, because it shows the use of state-of-the-art standards in practice and the commitment of ESMIG members to use and promote these standards. It is our intention to use this demonstrator as a start for larger projects, so the solutions become embedded in the final implementation of DSF.

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