As the demands on electric grids are increasing, data exchange processes also become more complex. Modern, standardized interfaces allow for data streams to be implemented in a reliable way and ensure a permanent exchange of information. For future grid operations, standards like IEC 61850, IEC 61970, IEC 62351 and IEC 62325, that only describe a part of the interface requirements, are indispensable. Especially when using generally available communication lines, data security and availability are of utmost importance. Moreover, experts at Fraunhofer are working on new wireless procedures for narrowband communications to use the sensor data from the distributed energy grid in a cost-effective way.
The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance offers suitable solutions to ensure a safe and trouble-free data exchange between all participants.