OSGP newsletter March 2014

Newsletter // March 2014

Content:

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pixOSGP news

OSGP Alliance welcomes new members
OSGP Alliance is happy to announce that the alliance has grown recently with seven new members; aSAY Enerji, Conlog, Giza Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, ModemTec, RMS and VIKO.
Read more…

Invitation to the Workshop: OSGP a future proof architecture and technology
OSGP Alliance likes to invite you to our interesting workshop.
During this workshop we will chare with you:

  • Our understanding of the major trends in Europe regarding Smart Metering
  • Key information for smart meter/grid tender requirements
  • Our view on Smart Meter vs Smart Grid
  • The key applications for OSGP

Attendance is free, thanks to the courtesy of aSay Energij, VIKO and OSGP Alliance
Read more…

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pixMember news

Smart Grid Gotland appointed Echelon as Preferred Supplier
Smart Grid Gotland appoints Echelon Corporation as Preferred Supplier. In The Smart Grid Gotland project Echelon will primarily assist with their expertise and their products within subprojects Smart meters. Using Echelon Control Nodes, intelligent sensors / meters based on Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and the NES systems software valuable power quality information from the low voltage grid will be collected to allow for outage monitoring and detecting network losses and other “health problems” in the network and provide mapping of the low voltage grid.
Read more…

Alliander and Enexis to explore exchange of regional energy networks in the Netherlands
The network companies Alliander and Enexis are going to explore the option of exchanging the energy networks of Enexis in Friesland and the Noordoostpolder and that of Alliander in the Eindhoven and South-East Brabant region (Endinet) with effect from 1 January 2015. A Letter of Intent was signed today.
Read more…

Fortum, UPM and Valmet are jointly developing technology to produce advanced biomass based fuels
Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids. The idea is to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading bio-oil and commercialise the solution.
According to several studies pyrolysis technology is seen as the most competitive route to produce advanced lignocellulosic biofuels, and is one of the most efficient routes for meeting EU2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
Read more…

Echelon Introduces IzoT™ in a Box for Easy Development of Multi-Protocol Systems for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Echelon Corporation introduced the FT 6000 Evaluation and Development Kit (EVK), targeted at developers who are creating, testing and deploying devices and control applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The FT 6000 EVK packages the essential elements of Echelon’s IzoT™ platform for the IIoT into an aggressively priced and easy-to-use kit for IIoT developers looking to create wired devices using the ISO 14908-compatible Free Topology (FT) technology.
Read more…

Fortum completes divestment of its Finnish electricity distribution business
Fortum has today completed the divestment of its Finnish electricity distribution business to Suomi Power Networks Oy, owned by a consortium of Finnish and international investors. The transaction has all the necessary regulatory approvals and the customary closing conditions have been met.
Read more…

New EDMI Cikarang Manufacturing Site Lifts EDMI-Indonesian Partnership
PT EDMI Indonesia have opened a new factory in Cikarang, adding a half a million units to EDMI?s yearly production capacity and strengthened ties with PLN Indonesia. The factory is capable of making 3Phase and 1Phase smart meters.
Read more…

GÖRLITZ – IDSpecto.scadalink 6.0 with impressive new functions
The latest version of IDSpecto.scadalink enables grid operators to profit from greater manufacturer independence, usability and speeds. Additional devices have been integrated for demand-side power reduction, new features have been included in the client user interface and the overall data throughput has been increased.
Read more…

Ubitronix with a new majority shareholder
On the 1st of March S&T acquired 51% of Ubitronix shares. S&T will now lay an important foundation for further growth of Ubitronix. The aim is to work with S&T to be a big player of Smart Energy in the German speakingD region, as well as in Eastern Europe. “For us it was crucial that S&T as a strategic partner and investor was strongly present in Austria as well as internationally. In addition, projects in the field of smart metering and smart grids are always IT projects. Here, S&T has exactly the skills and resources that are necessary for the expansion of our market position.? says CEO Dr. Christoph Schaffer.
Read more (in German)…

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pix

 

Meet OSGP Alliance and its members at the following events

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pixMarket news

ETSI to develop European Standards for Cybersecurity
ETSI has opened a new technical committee on Cybersecurity to address the growing demands for standards in this field. “Secure networks and services are essential for a strong European internal market, for the protection of citizens and their data, and to fully unlock the business potential of an internet of things”, says Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI’s Director General. “Our newly created technical committee aims to produce strong, interoperable, trustworthy and transparent standards for a secure digital market”.
Read more…

CEER Position on the European Commission’s Policy Framework for Climate and Energy 2020-30
CEER welcomes the European Commission’s Policy Framework and its recognition of the importance of regulatory investment certainty, and the value of coordinated approaches amongst Member States, as key contributions towards a more competitive, secure and sustainable energy system. Building on 6 key strategic points, the CEER position opens with a commentary on implications for energy consumers, and then provides a regulatory position on each of the main areas in the Commission’s policy framework.
Read more…

UK-ERC – Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK
Smart grid? is a catch-all term for the smart options that could transform the ways society produces, delivers and consumes energy, and potentially the way we conceive of these services. Delivering energy more intelligently will be fundamental to decarbonising the UK electricity system at least possible cost, while maintaining security and reliability of supply
Download the synthesis report…

CEER Memo on regulatory aspects of energy investment conditions in European countries
This Memo serves as an update to the previous edition in 2013, which provides an informative overview of how National Regulatory Authorities undertake their responsibilities in evaluating and developing their respective regulatory frameworks.
Read more…

TNO’s Smart Appliances Project for European Commission started
TNO is performing a study for the European Commision to bring together semantics and data from smart appliances in buildings and households. These smart appliances all communicate in a different manor and the information they exchange differs. TNO brings the information together in one common ontology that can be used to match the data. The ontology created will fit into the ETSI M2M architecture.
Read more…

Frost & Sullivan – Smart City Market Anticipated to Create Huge Business Opportunities with a Total Market Value of $1.5 Trillion by 2020
More than 26 cities globally will be smart cities in 2025 with more than 50 percent being in Europe and North America.
Read more…

EBRD – Russian Grids Modernisation loan for JSC Russian Grids
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development is considering extending financing to JSC Russian Grids to finance part of its investment program focusing on modernisation of the existing electricity distribution network and introduction of smart grid elements.
Read more…

OFGEM – State of competition in the UK energy market
Ofgem has today acted to remove uncertainty from the UK energy market by proposing a market investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). A market investigation will once and for all clear the air and allow the CMA to ensure that there are no further barriers to effective competition. An investigation would reassure consumers and complement our reforms for a simpler, clearer and fairer energy market.
Read more…

ITC Holdings – The Economic Case For Grid – Investment Background and research findings
ITC set out to understand whether and how both businesses and the general public understood the complex and significant economic benefits to our society that stem from a fully functioning electric transmission grid. To do so, ITC commissioned two streams of research: an online survey of national adults and in-depth interviews with business leaders. The following paper outlines a background for why the grid is important for the economy and then discusses the results from online survey and in-depth interviews.
Download the White Paper…

Navigant – Nanogrids
Grid-Tied and Remote Commercial, Residential, and Mobile Distribution Networks: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts.
Nanogrids are modular building blocks for energy services that support applications ranging from emergency power for commercial buildings to the provision of basic electricity services for people living in extreme poverty. In many ways, nanogrids are just small microgrids, typically serving a single building or a single load. Because of the simplicity, the technology requirements for nanogrids are less complex (in most cases) than those for either microgrids or the utility-dominated smart grid
Read more…

DECC – Modifications to the Smart Energy Code
Licence Modifications to the Smart Energy Code, Smart Meter Communication Licences and the Standard conditions of electricity and gas supply licences were laid in Parliament on 30 January 2014.
Following successful completion of the Parliamentary process, the changes relating to Communication Hubs financing provision in the SEC and DCC licence will come into effect on 31 March 2014.The supply licence conditions relating to the Energy Efficiency Directive come into force on 4 June 2014 and all other provisions come into force on 6 April 2014 (please refer to the Modifications document for details).
Read more…

Harry Crijns
Secretary OSGP Alliance

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Meet OSGP Alliance and its members at the following events

OSGP Workshop: A future proof architecture and technology

 

OSGP Alliance likes to invite you to our interesting workshop during ICSG 2014 conference and exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey.

During this workshop we will chare with you:

  • Our understanding of the major trends in Europe regarding Smart Metering
  • Key information for smart meter/grid tender requirements
  • Our view on Smart Meter vs Smart Grid
  • The key applications for OSGP

The programme of this workshop will be:

  1. Introduction of OSGP Alliance,
    • its objectives
    • its members
    • the way we work together
  2. Vision on Smart Grid, basis for OSGP
    • what are the key topics to address?
  3. A future proof, open architecture;
    • How does it look like?
  4. The Open Smart grid Protocol
    • Organizations involved:
      • OSGP Alliance,
      • CENELEC,
      • ETSI,
      • EU-SMCG
  5. OSGP Main Concepts and Interoperability
  6. Practical advantages of OSGP; Case study, presented by an European Utility
  7. Conformance testing and certification

The workshop is part of ICSG 2014 conference and exhibition in Istanbul Turkey.

It will be held on May the 8 at 16:00 hours in the Artemis room in the WOW Istanbul Hotel and Convention centre.

Attendance is free, thanks to the courtesy of aSay Energij, VIKO and OSGP Alliance

 

Harry Crijns,
secretary OSGP Alliance

OSGP Alliance welcomes new members

OSGP Alliance is happy to announce that the alliance has grown recently with seven new members; aSAY Enerji, Conlog, Giza Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, ModemTec, RMS and VIKO.

As OSGP Alliance we look forward to incorporate their knowledge and know-how in the development and implementation of added value services in OSGP.

aSay Enerji is a group of Turkish companies who invest in new generation technologies; M2M, IoT, and Smart Grid to develop and realise tailor-made turn key solutions, mainly for the Turkish Market.

Conlog, a South African based company, is world leader in the electricity prepayment meters, with an installed base of more than eight million STS prepaid meters.

Giza Systems is the number one systems integrator in Egypt and the Middle East providing a wide range of industry specific technology solutions in the Utilities, Telecom, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality and Manufacturing industries.

Mitsubishi Electric is one of the world’s leading names in the manufacture and sales of electrical and electronic products and systems used in a broad range of fields and applications.

ModemTec, based in the Czech Republic, is a leading R&D company in the area of Smart Metering/Smart Grids., especially of products based on reliable narrowband Power Line Communication (PLC) – smart e-meters for residential, power line modems, data concentrators, local control units, and plays active role in development of multi-utility solutions and security standards implementation.

RMS – Remote Metering Solutions – is a South African multi-level organisation, active in the Utility Management industry for the past 7 years, the Metering Industry for over 25 years and the Energy Efficiency industry for more than 12 years.

VIKO is market leader in Turkey for the manufacturing and distribution of electrical equipment, including Smart Meters.

We wish our new members a quick and smooth integration in the alliance and a smooth integration of OSGP in their products and services.

 

Harry Crijns,

Secretary OSGP Alliance

Apr 01

OSGP newsletter March 2014

Newsletter // March 2014

Content:

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pixOSGP news

OSGP Alliance welcomes new members
OSGP Alliance is happy to announce that the alliance has grown recently with seven new members; aSAY Enerji, Conlog, Giza Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, ModemTec, RMS and VIKO.
Read more…

Invitation to the Workshop: OSGP a future proof architecture and technology
OSGP Alliance likes to invite you to our interesting workshop.
During this workshop we will chare with you:

  • Our understanding of the major trends in Europe regarding Smart Metering
  • Key information for smart meter/grid tender requirements
  • Our view on Smart Meter vs Smart Grid
  • The key applications for OSGP

Attendance is free, thanks to the courtesy of aSay Energij, VIKO and OSGP Alliance
Read more…

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pixMember news

Smart Grid Gotland appointed Echelon as Preferred Supplier
Smart Grid Gotland appoints Echelon Corporation as Preferred Supplier. In The Smart Grid Gotland project Echelon will primarily assist with their expertise and their products within subprojects Smart meters. Using Echelon Control Nodes, intelligent sensors / meters based on Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and the NES systems software valuable power quality information from the low voltage grid will be collected to allow for outage monitoring and detecting network losses and other “health problems” in the network and provide mapping of the low voltage grid.
Read more…

Alliander and Enexis to explore exchange of regional energy networks in the Netherlands
The network companies Alliander and Enexis are going to explore the option of exchanging the energy networks of Enexis in Friesland and the Noordoostpolder and that of Alliander in the Eindhoven and South-East Brabant region (Endinet) with effect from 1 January 2015. A Letter of Intent was signed today.
Read more…

Fortum, UPM and Valmet are jointly developing technology to produce advanced biomass based fuels
Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids. The idea is to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading bio-oil and commercialise the solution.
According to several studies pyrolysis technology is seen as the most competitive route to produce advanced lignocellulosic biofuels, and is one of the most efficient routes for meeting EU2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
Read more…

Echelon Introduces IzoT™ in a Box for Easy Development of Multi-Protocol Systems for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Echelon Corporation introduced the FT 6000 Evaluation and Development Kit (EVK), targeted at developers who are creating, testing and deploying devices and control applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The FT 6000 EVK packages the essential elements of Echelon’s IzoT™ platform for the IIoT into an aggressively priced and easy-to-use kit for IIoT developers looking to create wired devices using the ISO 14908-compatible Free Topology (FT) technology.
Read more…

Fortum completes divestment of its Finnish electricity distribution business
Fortum has today completed the divestment of its Finnish electricity distribution business to Suomi Power Networks Oy, owned by a consortium of Finnish and international investors. The transaction has all the necessary regulatory approvals and the customary closing conditions have been met.
Read more…

New EDMI Cikarang Manufacturing Site Lifts EDMI-Indonesian Partnership
PT EDMI Indonesia have opened a new factory in Cikarang, adding a half a million units to EDMI?s yearly production capacity and strengthened ties with PLN Indonesia. The factory is capable of making 3Phase and 1Phase smart meters.
Read more…

GÖRLITZ – IDSpecto.scadalink 6.0 with impressive new functions
The latest version of IDSpecto.scadalink enables grid operators to profit from greater manufacturer independence, usability and speeds. Additional devices have been integrated for demand-side power reduction, new features have been included in the client user interface and the overall data throughput has been increased.
Read more…

Ubitronix with a new majority shareholder
On the 1st of March S&T acquired 51% of Ubitronix shares. S&T will now lay an important foundation for further growth of Ubitronix. The aim is to work with S&T to be a big player of Smart Energy in the German speakingD region, as well as in Eastern Europe. “For us it was crucial that S&T as a strategic partner and investor was strongly present in Austria as well as internationally. In addition, projects in the field of smart metering and smart grids are always IT projects. Here, S&T has exactly the skills and resources that are necessary for the expansion of our market position.? says CEO Dr. Christoph Schaffer.
Read more (in German)…

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pix

 

Meet OSGP Alliance and its members at the following events

 

OSGP_Color_wiel_30pixMarket news

ETSI to develop European Standards for Cybersecurity
ETSI has opened a new technical committee on Cybersecurity to address the growing demands for standards in this field. “Secure networks and services are essential for a strong European internal market, for the protection of citizens and their data, and to fully unlock the business potential of an internet of things”, says Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI’s Director General. “Our newly created technical committee aims to produce strong, interoperable, trustworthy and transparent standards for a secure digital market”.
Read more…

CEER Position on the European Commission’s Policy Framework for Climate and Energy 2020-30
CEER welcomes the European Commission’s Policy Framework and its recognition of the importance of regulatory investment certainty, and the value of coordinated approaches amongst Member States, as key contributions towards a more competitive, secure and sustainable energy system. Building on 6 key strategic points, the CEER position opens with a commentary on implications for energy consumers, and then provides a regulatory position on each of the main areas in the Commission’s policy framework.
Read more…

UK-ERC – Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK
Smart grid? is a catch-all term for the smart options that could transform the ways society produces, delivers and consumes energy, and potentially the way we conceive of these services. Delivering energy more intelligently will be fundamental to decarbonising the UK electricity system at least possible cost, while maintaining security and reliability of supply
Download the synthesis report…

CEER Memo on regulatory aspects of energy investment conditions in European countries
This Memo serves as an update to the previous edition in 2013, which provides an informative overview of how National Regulatory Authorities undertake their responsibilities in evaluating and developing their respective regulatory frameworks.
Read more…

TNO’s Smart Appliances Project for European Commission started
TNO is performing a study for the European Commision to bring together semantics and data from smart appliances in buildings and households. These smart appliances all communicate in a different manor and the information they exchange differs. TNO brings the information together in one common ontology that can be used to match the data. The ontology created will fit into the ETSI M2M architecture.
Read more…

Frost & Sullivan – Smart City Market Anticipated to Create Huge Business Opportunities with a Total Market Value of $1.5 Trillion by 2020
More than 26 cities globally will be smart cities in 2025 with more than 50 percent being in Europe and North America.
Read more…

EBRD – Russian Grids Modernisation loan for JSC Russian Grids
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development is considering extending financing to JSC Russian Grids to finance part of its investment program focusing on modernisation of the existing electricity distribution network and introduction of smart grid elements.
Read more…

OFGEM – State of competition in the UK energy market
Ofgem has today acted to remove uncertainty from the UK energy market by proposing a market investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). A market investigation will once and for all clear the air and allow the CMA to ensure that there are no further barriers to effective competition. An investigation would reassure consumers and complement our reforms for a simpler, clearer and fairer energy market.
Read more…

ITC Holdings – The Economic Case For Grid – Investment Background and research findings
ITC set out to understand whether and how both businesses and the general public understood the complex and significant economic benefits to our society that stem from a fully functioning electric transmission grid. To do so, ITC commissioned two streams of research: an online survey of national adults and in-depth interviews with business leaders. The following paper outlines a background for why the grid is important for the economy and then discusses the results from online survey and in-depth interviews.
Download the White Paper…

Navigant – Nanogrids
Grid-Tied and Remote Commercial, Residential, and Mobile Distribution Networks: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts.
Nanogrids are modular building blocks for energy services that support applications ranging from emergency power for commercial buildings to the provision of basic electricity services for people living in extreme poverty. In many ways, nanogrids are just small microgrids, typically serving a single building or a single load. Because of the simplicity, the technology requirements for nanogrids are less complex (in most cases) than those for either microgrids or the utility-dominated smart grid
Read more…

DECC – Modifications to the Smart Energy Code
Licence Modifications to the Smart Energy Code, Smart Meter Communication Licences and the Standard conditions of electricity and gas supply licences were laid in Parliament on 30 January 2014.
Following successful completion of the Parliamentary process, the changes relating to Communication Hubs financing provision in the SEC and DCC licence will come into effect on 31 March 2014.The supply licence conditions relating to the Energy Efficiency Directive come into force on 4 June 2014 and all other provisions come into force on 6 April 2014 (please refer to the Modifications document for details).
Read more…

Harry Crijns
Secretary OSGP Alliance

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.osgp.org/osgp-newsletter-march-2014/

Apr 01

Meet OSGP Alliance and its members at the following events

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Mar 29

OSGP Workshop: A future proof architecture and technology

 

OSGP Alliance likes to invite you to our interesting workshop during ICSG 2014 conference and exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey.

During this workshop we will chare with you:

  • Our understanding of the major trends in Europe regarding Smart Metering
  • Key information for smart meter/grid tender requirements
  • Our view on Smart Meter vs Smart Grid
  • The key applications for OSGP

The programme of this workshop will be:

  1. Introduction of OSGP Alliance,
    • its objectives
    • its members
    • the way we work together
  2. Vision on Smart Grid, basis for OSGP
    • what are the key topics to address?
  3. A future proof, open architecture;
    • How does it look like?
  4. The Open Smart grid Protocol
    • Organizations involved:
      • OSGP Alliance,
      • CENELEC,
      • ETSI,
      • EU-SMCG
  5. OSGP Main Concepts and Interoperability
  6. Practical advantages of OSGP; Case study, presented by an European Utility
  7. Conformance testing and certification

The workshop is part of ICSG 2014 conference and exhibition in Istanbul Turkey.

It will be held on May the 8 at 16:00 hours in the Artemis room in the WOW Istanbul Hotel and Convention centre.

Attendance is free, thanks to the courtesy of aSay Energij, VIKO and OSGP Alliance

 

Harry Crijns,
secretary OSGP Alliance

Permanent link to this article: http://www.osgp.org/osgp-workshop-future-proof-architecture-technology/

Mar 29

OSGP Alliance welcomes new members

OSGP Alliance is happy to announce that the alliance has grown recently with seven new members; aSAY Enerji, Conlog, Giza Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, ModemTec, RMS and VIKO.

As OSGP Alliance we look forward to incorporate their knowledge and know-how in the development and implementation of added value services in OSGP.

aSay Enerji is a group of Turkish companies who invest in new generation technologies; M2M, IoT, and Smart Grid to develop and realise tailor-made turn key solutions, mainly for the Turkish Market.

Conlog, a South African based company, is world leader in the electricity prepayment meters, with an installed base of more than eight million STS prepaid meters.

Giza Systems is the number one systems integrator in Egypt and the Middle East providing a wide range of industry specific technology solutions in the Utilities, Telecom, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality and Manufacturing industries.

Mitsubishi Electric is one of the world’s leading names in the manufacture and sales of electrical and electronic products and systems used in a broad range of fields and applications.

ModemTec, based in the Czech Republic, is a leading R&D company in the area of Smart Metering/Smart Grids., especially of products based on reliable narrowband Power Line Communication (PLC) – smart e-meters for residential, power line modems, data concentrators, local control units, and plays active role in development of multi-utility solutions and security standards implementation.

RMS – Remote Metering Solutions – is a South African multi-level organisation, active in the Utility Management industry for the past 7 years, the Metering Industry for over 25 years and the Energy Efficiency industry for more than 12 years.

VIKO is market leader in Turkey for the manufacturing and distribution of electrical equipment, including Smart Meters.

We wish our new members a quick and smooth integration in the alliance and a smooth integration of OSGP in their products and services.

 

Harry Crijns,

Secretary OSGP Alliance

Permanent link to this article: http://www.osgp.org/osgp-alliance-welcomes-new-members/