OASIS forms committee to define smart grid transaction standards


Laurent Liscia,
Executive Director,
Boston, MA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 31, 2009 – The international open standards consortium, OASIS, has formed a new group to enable the collaborative and transactive use of energy for the smart grid.

The new OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee will develop web services-based information and communication models for exchanging dynamic pricing, reliability, and emergency signals. The group’s work will also extend to information on energy market participation (such as bids), load predictability, and generation.

The Committee will base its work on the Open Automated Demand Response Communication Standards (OpenADR), donated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Demand Response Research Center (DRRC). The project has been identified as a central deliverable for the U.S. government’s smart grid initiative.

“OASIS is committed to coordinating its efforts with NIST, the range of energy related organizations, standards bodies, and government regulatory agencies worldwide. Our focus will be on what OASIS does best – advancing composed and composable specifications that leverage existing web services and security standards,” commented Laurent Liscia, executive director of OASIS.

Participation in the OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee is open to all interested parties, and participants will include IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, CPower, EnerNOC, Google, Grid Net, and TIBCO among others. The Committee is co-chaired by David Holmberg of NIST and William Cox.

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for security, web services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, and other applications for the global information society.