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Subject: Public Review of Energy Interoperation Version 1.0

To OASIS members, Public Announce Lists:

The OASIS Energy Interoperation TC has recently approved the following specification as a Committee Draft and approved it for public review:

Energy Interoperation Version 1.0

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, 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 will coordinate 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. 

The public review starts today, 27 November 2010, and ends 27 December 2010. This is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of OASIS work. Please feel free to distribute this announcement within your organization and to other appropriate mail lists.

We also welcome interested parties to join the TC as it continues to further development of its specifications. This work was done in part to meet the requirements of the NIST SMart Grid Roadmap Priority Action Plan 09 (PAP09), a standard for model for signals to coordinate Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER). 

More non-normative information about the specification and the technical committee may be found at the public home page of the TC at [1] below. Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button marked "Send A Comment" at the top of that page, or directly at [2] below.

Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are publicly archived and can be viewed at [3] below. 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.

The specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source:

Reviewer Notes:
This specification will be discussed at the meeting of the SGIP the fuirst week of December in Chicago. If you plan to be there, you should read this document first. 

This Draft of Energy Interoperation is a work in process. Although the document is Defined Migration path from OpenADR 1.0
• Support for ISO/RTO Council business information exchange requirements
• Support for UCAIug OpenADR Task Force requirements and goals
• XML schemas and WSDL for all the services and payloads stable, there is still discussion, sometimes spirited, about some of the details. 
Through the OASIS Public Comment process, you can join this discussion.

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 invites comments from any and all parties through the OASIS Public comment mechanism, instruction for which are found at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=energyinterop.

The Technical Committee wishes to highlight certain areas under active discussion, including:
•	Defined Migration path from OpenADR 1.0
•	Support for ISO/RTO Council business information exchange requirements
•	Support for ISO/RTO Council registration services
•	Support for UCAIug OpenADR Task Force requirements and goals
•	XML schemas and WSDL for all the services and payloads

In some areas, the Technical Committee cannot address the information pending receipt of information from another groups. These areas are highlighted.

Interested parties can review all logged issues and comments on Energy Interoperation, as well as their resolution, at http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/ENERGYINTEROP. 

Energy Interoperation relies on the OASIS EMIX Specification for communication of price and product defintion. Energy Market Information Exchange (EMIX) Version 1.0 is currently out for public review (http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201011/msg00008.html). 

Price and product definition are actionable information. When presented with standard messages conveying price and product, automated systems can make decisions to optimize energy and economic results. In regulated electricity markets, price and products often are defined by complex tariffs, derived through political processes. EMIX defines the information for use in messages that convey this actionable information. An essential distinction between energy and other markets is that price is strongly influenced by time of delivery. EMIX conveys time and interval by incorporating WS-Calendar into tenders, contracts, and performance calls. 
EMIX was prepared in response the the NIST SMart Grid Roadmap and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Prioirity Action Plan 03 (PAP03). It is based upon WS-Calendar for the common communication of time and schedule (PAP04) and is used extensively in Energy Interoperation (PAP09). 

Reviewers of Energy Interoperation may also want to comment upon EMIX. 

We also call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy applicable to the work of this technical committee, which can be found at [4] below. 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, at [5] below.

OASIS and the EnergyInterop TC welcome your comments.

Mary P McRae
Director, Standards Development
Technical Committee Administrator
Member Section Administrator
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org 
web: www.oasis-open.org
twitter: @fiberartisan #oasisopen
phone: 1.603.232.9090

[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=energyinterop
[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=energyinterop
[3] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/energyinterop-comment/
[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php
[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/energyinterop/ipr.php

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