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OASIS Collaborative Energy Standards, Facilities, and ZigBee Smart Energy



David G. Holmberg, William Cox, Don Sturek


The enterprise integration-style interfaces and information models in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems (OASIS) collaborative energy standards are designed to address information exchange across the smart grid. This paper examines two key types of information exchange to demonstrate the ability of these standards to express this information: block and tier tariff information, and demand response event information. Our approach analyzes the information that must be communicated at the facility interface to meet the needs of ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0 (SEP2) , and demonstrates that this information is represented in a way that can in turn be consumed. We show that the OASIS Energy Market Information Exchange (EMIX) information model can express specific tariffs usable to environments such as SEP2, and also describe the information model for demand response events within OASIS Energy Interoperation. This approach of examining information models can be used to show bidirectional mappings between SEP2 and EMIX/Energy Interoperation environments in other contexts as well.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of 2011 Grid Interop, Phoenix, AZ, Dec 5-8, 2011
Conference Dates
December 5-8, 2011
Conference Location
phoenix, AZ


Collaborative Energy, OASIS Energy Interoperation, OASIS EMIX, Block and Tier Tariff, Demand Response, ZigBee SEP2


Holmberg, D. , Cox, W. and Sturek, D. (2012), OASIS Collaborative Energy Standards, Facilities, and ZigBee Smart Energy, Proceedings of 2011 Grid Interop, Phoenix, AZ, Dec 5-8, 2011, phoenix, AZ, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017