PSI Software: and its partners design an interoperable ecosystem via the Living Lab Cologne

Berlin, June 17, 2022 – PSI’s subsidiary, PSI GridConnect GmbH, has conceptualized an end-to-end interoperable ecosystem for power management of end-customer systems in a partner grid. Partners include the EEBUS-Initiative eV, the consulting company BET Büro für Energiewirtschaft und technische Planung GmbH, BTC Business Technology Consulting AG, GWAdriga GmbH & Co. KG, as well as Rheinische NETZGesellschaft mbH (RNG), in the network area of which the actual “Lindgens-Fabrik” laboratory is located.

To succeed in the integration of electromobility as well as the gradual electrification of the heating market, mature and resilient technological solutions involving a smart metering system must be usable in “end-to-end” processes.

This leads to new requirements, mainly in small-scale systems located in the low-voltage network. For example, the subscriber, network operator, and market-based roles must be able to perform fine power management, based on which system stability and new business models can be established during the increasing volatility of the energy market. .

In this context, energy management can also be used via a smart metering system to ensure compliance with physical power limits at the grid connection. In this ecosystem, from the energy industry to the end device of the customer system, it is now possible to test the real practical use of a wide variety of EEBUS applications and to demonstrate interoperability.

All relevant market roles are represented, which may impact relevant customer systems such as charging stations and heating systems. In particular, the parallel use of the flexibility of network-, sales- and manufacturer-specific business models will be tested. Thus, network operators, sales and other external market participants can exchange energy management information with the customer’s system, for example on the use of energy prices and network loads. variable over time until participation in the flexibility instruments.

The Living Lab (www.livinglab.cologne) offers all market players the opportunity to test their systems and products in this context. The starting signal for the live test is June 20, 2022 in Cologne. All participating partners will be available for further information at E-world from June 21-23, 2022.

EEBUS is a standard and standards-based communication interface that any device and technical platform can use freely, regardless of manufacturer and technology.

The PSI Group develops its own software products to optimize energy and material flows for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (metal production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) . Industry-specific products, which are built from standard components, are sold directly and through the PSI multi-cloud app store and can also be customized by customers and partners themselves. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 2,200 people worldwide.