This paper appears in: Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2010 First IEEE International Conference on
Issue Date: 4-6 Oct. 2010
On page(s): 467 - 471
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-6510-1
The aim of this paper is to explain the technical choices that EDF R&D took and concrete building blocks that we are developing in order to build gradually a Smart Grid architecture in France and Europe. The technical choices regarding models are based on a model driven engineering approach relying on business information models like CIM (Common Information Model), 61850 and COSEM (Companion Specification for Energy Metering). The technical choices regarding architectures are based on Service Oriented Architecture. The paper illustrates what we are currently experimenting at EDF R&D and some methods or building blocks that we promote either at the level of European projects or at the IEC level.