The Energy market interoperability challenges

More and more complex systems

The Energy domain stakeholders are willing to maximise the return on investment of their expensive assets, thus operate their assets the closest to their limits, while maximising the asset life span. Hence, increased observabilility and controllability of assets and subsystems are required, going together with more sophisticated functions, even replacing more and more human operators.

More systems interactions

The Energy grid needs for its optimal operation  increasing number of connections with side systems, tending to de-silo what was originally very well structured and stable. The new energy flows requests new data flows : generation, transmission, distribution, DER and customer premises systems needs now to interact mostly in real time, especially to face the intermitency of renewable energy, to benefit from fast changing energy price but as well to ensure to not exceed the capabilities of the grid assets.

more data

Most of the energy systems are façing an booming of data. This has many drivers, including the two other main challenges explained here.

In addition, communication limitations between the field and remote centers are progressively getting away, making possible the maximisation of remote operation, as well as plugging on top of field data advanced optimisation algorithms