Working Processes

EEBUS specifies on behalf of the industry

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

Demand transparency
and set points by DSO

Commercial

Energy domains
in
commercial buildings

EEBUS Use Cases

Standard-based solutions energy management are already available today. For networking the domains, several use cases for

  • Power monitoring and control
  • Time of use tariffs
  • Self-consumption and
  • Monitoring and comfort

may be used free of charge. A short high-level description of the EEBUS use cases, the phase model and the specification process 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

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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

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

More Information

The EEBUS Whitepaper E-Mobility can be found in the download area.

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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.

H2020 Interconnect Project

EEBUS is leading the use case definition to enable an interoperable bi-directional communication from grid to device level to enable new services to all involved stakeholders. New services e.g. load management on building level – consumption and production – or time of use tariffs for cost optimized operation of devices will be tested in several pilots in 7 diffrent EU countries. The german pilot will show real full chain interoperability including Smart Meter Gateways in residential and commercial places to enable the transition in energy supply, mobility and heating.

Sinteg C/sells – Capacity Management on Building Level

Various pilot installation to reduce buildings’ power consumption via Smart Meter Gateway (HAN/CLS interface) by power limitation set point from the DSO. EEBUS’s capacity management solution enables a control box or an energy manager to receive power limitation set points to power curtail electric vehicles or HVAC systems according to the customer preferences. Combined with monitoring of power consumption on building or device level hotsspots can be identified to avoid bottlenecks, so that cost-intensive grid expansion is not required in many cases.

Use of
HAN/CLS interface

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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.

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