Interoperability for Demand Side Flexibility

Workshop on existing data standards for Demand Side Flexibility

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Hans de Heer Hans de Heer
Principal Consultant
DNV GL - Energy

Event Information

  • Where:

    Brussel, Belgium

  • Venue:

    Blue Point building, Boulevard A. Reyers 80, Room Newton, Brussels

  • When:
    19 June 2017
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The European Commission (DG-CNECT) has issued a study concerning the interoperability for demand side flexibility. A consortium consisting of DNV GL, TNO and ESMIG identify gaps in standardisation, recommend on alignments needed to achieve DSF interoperability and demonstrate an integrated infrastructure. 

Input from various stakeholders is crucial for the success of the study. And with the organisation of this workshop the consortium will not only provide insight in the objective of the study and present the intermediate results, it will also collect receive feedback from the stakeholders.

Demand side flexibility (DSF)
DSF is a resource that not only benefits and empowers individual consumers but also reduces total system costs, facilitates renewables integration and contributes to building Europe’s smart energy leadership.

The ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package developed by the European Commission suggests updates of several directives, such as the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Electricity Directive. The package contains various provisions related to consumer engagement, demand side flexibility, new energy market entrants (e.g. aggregators) and interoperability. 

The implementation of demand side flexibility not only requires energy market player, such as grid operators (DSO’s) and energy service companies (ESCO’s) to cooperate, but also their technical infrastructures to manage demand need to be coupled. Interoperability is key especially where the DSO infrastructure provides information (e.g. smart meter data) that is needed by demand side flexibility applications. 

Agenda of the workshop

  • 9.45 – 10.15 Walk-in
  • 10.15 – 12.30 The Study
    • Opening: opening by EC with introduction of the project 
    • Results from the study
      • Scope / Approach / Timeline
      • Task 1 - Approach / examples use cases
      • Task 2&3 – Approach / Alignments examples
      • Demonstration setup
    • Questions and answers
  • 12.30 - 14.00 Break & networking 
  • 14.00 – 16.30 Relations between stakeholders and the study: 
    • Speaker 1: EEbus – Josef Baumeister (BSH)
    • Speaker 2: CENELEC TC205 – Jürgen Kuhnert (Schneider Electric)
    • Speaker 3: ETSI/SmartM2M - TBD
    • Speaker 4: oneM2M - TBD
    • Panel Discussion and Q&A
    • Conclusions and closure

The speakers will share their current efforts regarding standardization related to Demand Side Flexibility and IoT, show their view on how the application domain is involved in the domain of M2M/IoT or Home Automation and share their thoughts on future efforts regarding standardization and cooperation.

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A GoToMeeting connection will be available during the workshop (9:30-17:00). Please join the workshop from a computer, tablet or smartphone if interested to participate remotely.

The DSF study 

The DSF study consists of 5 tasks that can be summarized as follows: 

  • Task 1: Identify representative use cases for Demand Side Flexibility and provide an overview of their most recurrent data elements. These representative use cases will be used as basis for the demonstrator in Task 5.
  • Task 2: Identify (a long list of) relevant standards specified by Standards Developing Organisations and industry alliances active in the DSF infrastructure, analyse gaps and identify necessary alignments, especially in relation to SAREF (ETSI TS 103 264) and oneM2M standards. 
  • Task 3: For (a short list of) standards selected from Task 2 that sufficiently cover the various interfaces of the DSF infrastructure and address the use cases in Task 1, elaborate on the alignments that are needed to enable DSF interoperability. Provide recommendations to the stakeholders concerned about implementing these alignments. Some alignments will be implemented by the study itself in Task 5, as an example for stakeholders.  
  • Task 4: Organize a workshop with relevant stakeholders to present the intermediate results of the study and receive their feedback (June 19, Brussels)
  • Task 5: Organize a demonstrator (proof of principle) of a possible solution for DSF interoperability based on 1) the use cases selected in Task 1, and 2) the shorted-list standards selected in Task 3, showing how the corresponding misalignments have been solved for the considered use cases and standards. The demo will be shown at the European Utility Week in Amsterdam (3-5 October 2017). 

A week prior to the workshop, all attendees will receive a summary of the study, including objective, planning and intermediate results.