Developing emerging standards for power system data exchange to enable interoperable and scalable operational modelling and analysis

Conference: UPEC 2011 - 46th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference
09/05/2011 - 09/08/2011 at Soest, Germany

Proceedings: UPEC 2011

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hargreaves, Nigel; Taylor, Gareth (Brunel University, UK)
Hargreaves, Nigel; Carter, Alex (National Grid, UK)
McMorran, Alan (Open Grid Systems, UK)

Novel information architectures, the IEC 61970 Common Information Model (CIM), and related standards could enable solutions for effective information exchange required to facilitate interoperable smart grid and supergrid development. Meeting the need to integrate heterogeneous energy management systems to control electricity networks handling an increasingly variable injection of power and demand management is essential. Information modelling and the requirement for common semantic references to base data exchanges upon, now become critical to European electricity business development. We discuss some of the challenges to utility information model exchange and conceptual solutions from developments in the CIM, based on experience gained within National Grid, the GB transmission system operator.