Monday, February 11, 2013

IEC 60870-5-104 and IEC 61850 for Vattenfall’s VHP-Ready (Virtual Heat and Power Ready) Version 3.0

Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG has published Version 3.0 (October 2012) of their technical specification for virtual power plants: VHP-READY – Virtual Heat & Power Ready. This version comprises a complete profile of models for use of both standards. A detailed list of Signals respective Logical Nodes and Data Objects has been specified.

The new version specifies the use of IEC 60870-5-104 and IEC 61850:

  • IEC 60870-5-104 or IEC 61850 / 61850-7-420 (two options)
  • TCP/IP

Download the complete specification version 3.0 [German only, pdf, 670 KB].

This specification is exactly what the market needs to do: Specify in some level of details what is required for a typical application!

Congratulation to Vattenfall to lead the market (to a great extent) in preparing and presenting a publicly available specification of a profile for virtual power plants based on two international Standards: IEC 60870-5-104 and IEC 61850 (IEC 61850-7-420).

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