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Report: Using the CIM for Electrical network Model Exchange (PDF 3MB)
This report explores the use of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Common Information Model for the transfer of exchange of electrical network model and measurement data between existing DNSP systems and the evolve Platform
This report has been prepared as part of the knowledge sharing requirements of the Evolve Project, under the ARENA agreement “2018/ ARP154, Zeppelin Bend evolve DER Project”.
The objective of the Evolve Project is to develop and demonstrate a system for coordinating distributed energy resources (DERs) that will ensure the secure technical limits of the electricity distribution network are not breached. More information on the Evolve Project can be found in Appendix B – Evolve Project overview.
The system being developed by the Evolve Project will be referred to for the remainder of this document as the Evolve Platform.
- For communications between the evolve Platform and the DER Aggregators – the IEEE 2030.5 protocol.
- For Authentication of DNSP and Aggregator systems communicating with the evolve Platform – the OAuth2 protocol.
- For the exchange of electrical network model and measurement data between existing DNSP systems and the evolve Platform – the IEC Common Information Model (CIM) set of standards.