Standardized Smart Grid Semantics using OPC UA for Communication

Sebastian Rohjans, Klaus Piech, Wolfgang Mahnke
2011 The International Journal of Interoperability in Business Information Systems  
As many roadmaps and studies were developed focusing on smart grid standardization a set of core standards was identified. Some of them specify own data models and thus, create a need for harmonization to enable interoperability in terms of communications. On the level of data model integration, two data models play key roles in the future smart grid. On the one hand the Common Information Model and on the other hand IEC 61850-based models. Both were identified as core standards and are part of
more » ... the IEC TC57 Seamless Integration Architecture, another recommended standard. In this contribution the OPC Unified Architecture, which is also a core standard specifying a server-client-architecture, is used to harmonize the two mentioned data models based on a common access layer. This leads to higher interoperability for, e.g., Energy Management Systems, Distribution Management Systems or SCADA systems.
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