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ENTSO-E Publishes CIM Interoperability Test Results

(PresseBox) (Brussels, ) ENTSO-E has today published a report detailing the results of the latest large-scale CIM (Common Information Model) interoperability test (IOP). The test, which ENTSO-E conducted from 8-12 July 2013, was held to verify the future CIM-based data exchange standard for system development and operations.

The report includes a summary of the test results, tool information, test procedures and the current draft (version 2.4.12) of the ENTSO-E Common Grid Model Exchange Standard (CGMES).

The testing identified important issues relating to the CIM standards, to be referred to IEC/WG13 (the working group dealing with CIM standards for grid model exchange) as well as ENTSO-E CGMES related issues (outlined in the report). The majority of the issues identified have now been resolved.

ENTSO-E IOP test participants confirmed that the issues identified in the previous IOP test, IOP 2012, are resolved in the new version of the CGMES. The CGMES was amended to include a new approach to exchange input parameters for load flow simulations, HVDC modeling, and dynamics data exchange.

Next Steps

The test results and the latest post-IOP version of the ENTSO-E CGMES will now be analysed by ENTSO-E. A decision on the approval of the CGMES is expected by end 2013.

Download the full IOP report, CGMES, annexes and supporting documents at the:

CIM for Grid Models – Standards & IOP Tests Webpage