Modeling a vendor independent IEC 61850 profile for energy management of micro-CHP units
As distributed energy resources are growing in number it becomes increasingly important to efficiently integrate them in a communication network to monitor and control them. Many envision IEC 61850 to be the best communication solution in this field. But the standard is still far from a plug and play setup. One step in this direction is the modeling of vendor independent IEC 61850 profiles for different kinds of DER. This paper analyzes the modeling of such a profile for intelligent energy management of micro-CHP systems. It discusses common system structures, control hierarchies, and control use cases. Finally it proposes a profile that could be implemented by all micro-CHP vendors to allow easy integration of their devices in an energy management system.