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Subject: (PR) 15-day Public Review for Energy Interoperation v1.0

The OASIS Energy Interoperation TC [1] members have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Energy Interoperation Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 04 / Public Review Draft 04
14 December 2011

Specification Overview:
OASIS Energy interoperation describes an information model and a communication model to enable collaborative and transactive use of energy, service definitions consistent with the OASIS SOA Reference Model [SOA-RM], and XML vocabularies for the interoperable and standard exchange of:
* Dynamic price signals
* Reliability signals
* Emergency signals
* Communication of market participation information such as bids
* Load predictability and generation information

This work facilitates enterprise interaction with energy markets, which:
* Allows effective response to emergency and reliability events
* Allows taking advantage of lower energy costs by deferring or accelerating usage,
* Enables trading of curtailment and generation,
* Supports symmetry of interaction between providers and consumers of energy,
* Provides for aggregation of provision, curtailment, and use

The definition of a price and of reliability information depends on the market context in which it exists. It is not in scope for this TC to define specifications for markets or for pricing models, but the TC has coordinated with others to ensure that commonly used market and pricing models are supported.

While this specification uses Web Services to describe the services, no requirement or expectation of specific messaging implementation is assumed.

TC Description:
All work of the OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee (TC) is publicly visible through the TCs home page at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/energyinterop, including all correspondence and prior drafts.

The committee includes members representing Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Operators as well as the ISO/RTO Council, Utilities, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, building automation standards, market communication, schedule communication, electronic commerce (B2B) and software architecture experts and more.

The work of this committee is built in part on contributions of Requirements for Demand Response PAP09 (NAESB), OpenADR 1.0 (LBL), and business information requirements (IRC) as well as substantial contributions from members of the OpenADR Alliance.

The specification names three profiles, OpenADR 2.0, Price Distribution, and Transactive Energy, which call out subsets of the specification for particular purposes.

The committee maintains a list of work items at http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/ENERGYINTEROP.

Public Review Period:
The public review starts 13 January 2012 and ends 28 January 2012. The specification was previously submitted for a 15-day public review on 17 November 2011 [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked .doc and PDF files including in the specification ZIP file.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

When providing comments, please refer to the line numbers in the PDF edition of the specification.

The complete package of the prose specification document, schemas and wsdl files are available in the ZIP distribution file at:


Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Energy Interoperation TC may be found at the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Energy Interoperation Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Energy Interoperation TC

[2] 15-day public review, 17 November 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201111/msg00005.html
15-day public review, 10 August 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201108/msg00005.html

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/energyinterop/ipr.php
RF on Limited Terms

Best Regards,

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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