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Smart Meter Gateways: Options for a BSI-Compliant Integration of Energy Management Systems

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FZI Research Center for Information Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Power Plus Communications AG, 68167 Mannheim, Germany
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(8), 1634; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9081634
Received: 15 February 2019 / Revised: 3 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 19 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art of Smart Metering in Electricity Grids)
The introduction of Smart Meter Gateways (SMGWs) to buildings and households creates new opportunities and challenges for energy management systems. While SMGWs provide interfaces for accessing recorded information and enable communication to external parties, they also restrict data access to protect the privacy of inhabitants and facility owners. This paper presents an analysis of options for integrating automated (Building) Energy Management Systems (EMSs) into the smart meter architecture based on the technical guidelines for SMGWs by the German Federal Office for Information Security (“Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik”, BSI). It shows that there are multiple ways for integrating automated EMSs into the German smart metering architecture, although each option comes with its own advantages and restrictions. By providing a detailed discussion of trade-offs, this paper supports EMS designers that will be confronted with differing freedoms and limitations depending on the integration option. View Full-Text
Keywords: Smart Meter Gateway; Smart Metering System; Smart Meter; Energy Management Systems; Building Energy Management; Demand Side Management; Demand Response Smart Meter Gateway; Smart Metering System; Smart Meter; Energy Management Systems; Building Energy Management; Demand Side Management; Demand Response
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Förderer, K.; Lösch, M.; Növer, R.; Ronczka, M.; Schmeck, H. Smart Meter Gateways: Options for a BSI-Compliant Integration of Energy Management Systems. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 1634.

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