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Energies 2018, 11(12), 3375; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123375

From Integration Profiles to Interoperability Testing for Smart Energy Systems at Connectathon Energy

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OFFIS e.V., 26121 Oldenburg, Germany
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AICO EDV-Beratung GmbH, 1030 Vienna, Austria
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Department of Biomedical, Health and Sports Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, 1200 Vienna, Austria
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Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 26 November 2018 / Accepted: 28 November 2018 / Published: 2 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Methods and Concepts for Designing and Validating Smart Grid Systems)
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The project Integrating the Energy System (IES) Austria recognises interoperability as key enabler for the deployment of smart energy systems. Interoperability is covered in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) activity A4-IA0-5 and provides an added value because it enables new business options for most stakeholders. The communication of smart energy components and systems shall be interoperable to enable smooth data exchange, and thereby, the on demand integration of heterogeneous systems, components and services. The approach developed and proposed by IES, adopts the holistic methodology from the consortium Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), established by information technology (IT) vendors in the health sector and standardised in the draft technical report ISO DTR 28380-1, to foster interoperable smart energy systems. The paper outlines the adopted IES workflow in detail and reports on lesson learnt when trial Integration Profiles based on IEC 61850 were tested at the first Connectathon Energy instalment, organised in conjunction with the IHE Connectathon Europe 2018. The IES methodology is found perfectly applicable for smart energy systems and successfully enables peer-to-peer interoperability testing among vendors. The public specification of required Integration Profiles, to be tested at subsequent Connectathon Energy events, is encouraged.
Keywords: interoperability; smart energy systems; use cases; IEC 62559; SGAM; TOGAF; integration profiles; IHE; testing; gazelle; connectathon interoperability; smart energy systems; use cases; IEC 62559; SGAM; TOGAF; integration profiles; IHE; testing; gazelle; connectathon
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Gottschalk, M.; Franzl, G.; Frohner, M.; Pasteka, R.; Uslar, M. From Integration Profiles to Interoperability Testing for Smart Energy Systems at Connectathon Energy. Energies 2018, 11, 3375.

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