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Interoperability community


Facilitate the coordination and alignment of projects and support interaction between the various related initiatives happening at European and National level.

  • The project should support a community of practice that includes interoperability expertise relevant to the energy transition that keeps track and maintains an expertise around changes in requirements, emerging use cases and regulatory condition.
  • development of IT/ICT, evolution of relevant standards and all activities impacting interoperability, virtualisation and digital twins, data spaces.
  • industrial and working groups’ efforts towards interoperability (including ontologies, core models etc.).

Maintain an overview of what is happening, create a repository of best practices and use cases, indicate what is needed to keep this interoperability and provide a forum to support agreements on open standards, convergence on reference architectures and broad dissemination.

Increased interoperability of energy services, data and platforms, both at the function and business layers of the Smart Grid Architecture Model. Where relevant consider including also smart energy systems models going beyond Smart Grids.

Develop an Interoperability Maturity Model (IMM) to indicate the level of maturity in organisations, and the further effort/ actions need to be made to reach higher levels of interoperability.

Create a network of interested parties, and eventually, setting up a distributed European ecosystem of centres for the Interoperability testing of data driven energy solutions. This should take into account existing initiatives like living labs, digital innovation hubs, JRCs Interoperability testing lab related ERA-Net program calls and Clean Energy Transition Partnership, and should aim at supporting a European knowledge base of use cases, interoperability profiles test cases, and results of tests.

Establishing a cross-fertilisation of existing regional testing infrastructures, explore best practice of local sand-boxing and link with existing networks. Demonstrate with the testing of a set of real life cases where new interoperability requirements are to be tested, how the activities would be organised.

The networks should agree on a common testing methodology and a common test reporting methodology to be used.

The selected projects are expected to contribute to relevant BRIDGE[[]] activities.