Dear members, partners and friends of the EEBUS Initiative,
if connectivity, networked devices, Smart Home & Co. are to achieve sustainable economic success, market participants must learn to work in partnership.
This is our common mission, which is also what the “digital future” is all about: to look left and right!
For decades, we have learned to become more efficient and better in our own field.
In the future, however, it will be a matter of understanding other fields and connecting them with your own. That means: listening and understanding. And then to figure out how everyone can benefit of each other.
I believe that, this is exactly what we have successfully exemplified in the past year: Companies from various industries come together and discuss what it can achieve when their devices communicate with each other.
For example, it makes sense to have the heating system talk to the electric car or solar panel on the roof.We have brought the necessary language into a specification and standardized it. This opens up completely new fields of business: from manufacturers to craftsmen.
This is called digitalization.
On this way into the digital future, we would like to accompany you with concrete results also in the new year as well and wish until then peaceful holidays.
Peter Kellendonk (1st chairman of the board)
When the electric car communicates with the heating
Industry associations in the automotive and heating industry rely on EEBUS
In 2017 EEBUS was dominated by these two industries. For a good reason: the interaction of these sectors brings the energy revolution to the Smart Home with full effect. And with that to us.
Heaters with an EEBUS interface are available and the first series solutions for the digitalised charging infrastructure with EEBUS have already been used at the E-Mobility Plugfest at Volkswagen’s “Die Gläserne Manufaktur” in Dresden
Success of our joint work: EEBUS data model is an international standard and part of OCF.
The EEBUS data model SPINE and the associated ontology has become an international standard in 2017.
- CENELEC EN 50631 (Household appliances network and grid connectivity)
- ETSI TS 103 410-1 (SAREF4ENER; Smart Appliances Extension to EU Framework SAREF)
In addition, EEBUS is the first 3rd party organization whose data model has been integrated into the American open source framework onIoTa from OCF.
OCF applications, that implement energy-relevant use cases, can now use the same mechanisms to access OCF and EEBUS devices.
In doing so, we consistently follow our principle of standardizing the results of our work internationally and making them available to all cooperation partners free of charge.
Closing the gap between Smart Grid and Smart Home. EEBUS demonstrator roadshow
Whether European Utility Week, ETSI oneM2M conference or Demand Side Flexibility conference of the EU Commission: Together with member companies and partners of the organisations Energy@home and ESMIG, the interaction of networked devices with smart meters and the Smart Grid was presented in practice by means of a demonstrator. Only serial or near-series devices were used. Demand Side Flexibility is no longer a theory: it can be realized with EEBUS. This removes another hurdle from achieving variable electricity tariffs.
The demonstrator will present energy management via EEBUS and remove obstacles in the application of the new standard.
The response was enormous and numerous other member companies want to integrate their products into the demonstrator as well.
At the E- world (6th – 8th February 2018) in Essen (Hall 6 Stand 226) we will show with our demonstrator how this works just as well with the Smart Meter Gateway infrastructure regulated by the BSI.
Investment in EEBUS pays back: European study calculates savings potential through Demand Side Flexibility
Water heaters, washing machines, heat pumps or electric car charging stations are not only a large part of the overall energy consumption. These devices also represent a huge potential of loads that can be used flexibly via smart grids.
For example, electricity from wind power or photovoltaic systems can be consumed when it is abundantly available in the grid. Conversely, in times of scarce energy reserves, consumption can be organized in such a way that less additional power stations have to start up.
All aspects of this technique are summarized under the term “Demand Side Flexibility”.
In a study, the energy experts of the Finnish consulting VaasaETT and the US company Joule Assets have investigated in detail for the first time, which costs and savings the area-wide implementation of “Demand Side Flexibility” brings.
What remains to be said at the end of the year:
Not every application means progress at all times
Keep up to date.
Further information and a current list of members can be found at www.eebus.org