OUR WORK

Our Work 2019-02-02T22:01:56+00:00

Working Processes

From vision to concrete use case

Starting point of the standardization process are the market requirements brought by the member companies.

Market requirements are translated into use cases and information that needs to be shared in the ecosystem is defined. The cross-industry network plays a central role. This exchange develops a common understanding and creates the basis for new use cases and business models.

EEBus - speak energy.
EEBus - speak energy.

New standards emerge from applications

The common language of EEBUS is developed in our working groups. Here, the experts of the participating companies and the EEBUS develop the corresponding data models and specifications from application scenarios. The EEBUS working groups ensure that only what is necessary is standardized. The EEBUS expert team keeps the specifications consistent and organizes joint plugfests for system verification of new use cases.

Overview of current EEBUS working groups

The following working groups are working on the standards-based integration of domains into an energy management system (EMS) of a property with or without an interface to the energy grid

E-Mobility

Charging stations
and
electric vehicles

HVAC

Heating, ventilation
and air conditioning systems

Inverter

Photovoltaic
and
battery storage systems

Grid Interaction

Transparency
and
set points

(under development)

Commercial

Domains
in commercial buildings

(under development)

Overview EEBUS Use Cases

Standard-based solutions of energy management are already available today. For networking the domains, the following use cases have been implemented or are in definition.

A short high level use case description can be found in the download area.

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Use case example
Coming Home scenario

With the energy transition, electrical energy is playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. However, seamless system interaction is hardly possible without reliable coordination between the various components. Smooth interaction is almost impossible without reliable matching between the various components. EEBUS enables the efficient use of existing capacities and avoids overloads.

A good example is our animation for the Coming Home scenario

Standardization & Cooperations

EEBUS in standardization

Standardization provides investment security for our members and device developers. EEBUS contributes with the experience and results from the joint development of standards to the important standardization bodies and plays a key role in shaping future standards.

EEBUS SPINE is standardized in the following

  • CENELEC EN 50631 (Interoperable Connected Household Appliances)
  • EU Framework SAREF (Smart Appliances REFerence) ETSI TS 103 264

Further domains for standardization are being consistently promoted.

Active in the important standardization bodies

Cooperations

EEBUS is connected to the leading alliances and consortiums in Europe, the US and Asia and can be used in the platforms of all these partner organisations. Therefore, for manufacturers the integration of EEBUS means reduced development costs and investment security for the future.

Our partners

Practical Examples

EEBUS Live Demo

The EEBUS Live Demo for Home Energy Management and interface to the energy grid: A cross-industry demonstration with series products from our member companies and partners shows e.g. how a heat pump can be dynamically controlled in the future in interaction with other energy consumers with variable amounts of energy. For example, the heat pump can be operated using self-generated electricity from the roof. The energy distribution between the heating system and other major consumers, e.g. an electric vehicle charging station, will simply be solved during the demonstration. The demonstration is located in the EEBUS Cologne office and can be used by members and for demonstrations at political level.

REnnovates

The largest European EEBUS implementation with over 240 residential buildings in the Netherlands. The EU lighthouse project “REnnovates” is a model for efficient plus-energy renovation throughout Europe. EEBUS enables manufacturer-independent energy management, paving the way for interaction with the Smart Grid. REnnovates is only the beginning of the systematic and efficient renovation of existing building stock; it also holds great potential for new buildings throughout Europe. Further projects based on networked energy management and EEBUS are planned in the Benelux countries, Germany and Spain.

Sinteg C/sells

Various pilot installations to reduce energy consumption via the Smart Meter Gateway (HAN/CLS interface) in properties with electric vehicles and HVAC systems are implemented via a PLim setpoint setting from the energy grid. An EEBUS based solution implements the target value in the property and monitors its compliance. Energy bottlenecks can be avoided in this way, so that cost-intensive network expansion is not required in many cases.

EEBUS Communicatin Grid Devices Limitation

Seamless communication from
Grid to device level

Use of the
HAN/CLS interface

Market Statements

Solutions already exist in the market and many more will follow – such as the automotive industry.

Volkswagen AG

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Audi AG/SMA AG

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