These aspects will be investigated by OPEN DEI in defining the recommendations and optimal specifications of platforms for energy sector.
Among these properties, interoperability plays a key role in the future systems: it allows the user to be independent in managing the own architectures/devices and guarantees the integration of each component in the deployed solution.
A main aspect corresponds to the specification of a common data exchange format. In this context, SAREF (Smart Appliance REFerence ontology) is a shared model of consensus that facilitates the matching of existing assets (standards/protocols/datamodels/etc.) in the smart appliances domain. The use of SAREF provides building blocks that allow separation and recombination of different parts of the ontology depending on specific needs. The complete mapping of energy services to SAREF is an effective support to enhance applicability of proposed architectures.
Additionally, it is necessary to identify and promote standard protocols, information models and data models related to each different level of the energy systems, to ensure successful deployment of implemented services.