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FledgePOWER Joins LF Energy

By Announcement, Blog

LF Energy – the open source foundation focused on the power systems sector and provides a neutral, collaborative community to build the shared digital investments that will transform the world’s relationship to energy is announcing FledgePOWER as its latest Incubation Project. 

FledgePOWER is a multi-protocol translation gateway for power systems based on the industrial IoT LF Edge project Fledge. The project was released and open sourced by Dianomic and OSIsoft

As power systems transform to include increasing onboarding of renewables, electric vehicles, assets at the edge, or behind the meter, network operators must be able to monitor and interact with substation equipment where a high-volume of data is exchanged with a high-velocity of change. These exchanges require real-time, efficient, robust, and secure communications. FledgePOWER solves the problem of multiple protocols by providing the industry with a flexible, lightweight, industrial-grade, open source gateway that embeds Fledge (LF EDGE)

Among other features, the FledgePOWER roadmap includes two awaited features by the community. 

  • The capacity of controlling end devices by enhancing north and south services.
  • IEC 61850 MMS south and north plugins to allow IEDs control and acquire monitoring data from substations to expose them to central or cloud systems.

Akli Rahmoun, the founder of FledgePOWER, said: “We are very committed to make FledgePOWER a piece of software widely needed in the energy sector to operate power systems, an essential tool in our industry.”

LF Energy supports projects via a wide range of services, and the first step is joining as an Incubation Project. LF Energy will support the neutral open governance for FledgePOWER to help foster the growth of the project. Learn more about FledgePOWER on their GitHub and be sure to join the FledgePower General mailing list and FledgePower TSC mailing list to join the community and stay connected on the latest updates. 

Welcome, FledgePOWER! We look forward to the project’s continued growth and success as part of LF Energy. To learn about how to host an open source project with us, visit the LF Energy website.

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LF Energy Partners with Sony Computer Science Laboratories to Launch Open-Source Microgrid Project

By Media Coverage

 LF Energy, a Linux Foundation nonprofit seeking to accelerate the energy transition of the world’s grids and transportation systems through open source, along with its newest member,(Sony CSL), a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, announced today Hyphae, a microgrid initiative to automate the peer-to-peer distribution of renewable energy.

Read More: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lf-energy-partners-with-sony-computer-science-laboratories-to-launch-open-source-microgrid-project-301228683.html

The POWER Interview: Attracting the New Utility Workforce

By Media Coverage

The global energy sector, including utilities, is looking at a talent drain. As older workers retire, the competition to recruit younger workers to replace them has heated up. 

The power generation industry today is more digitized, reliant on expertise in analyzing data and developing software. That means many workers who could move into positions at power plants also are among those coveted by the big technology companies.

Read More: https://www.powermag.com/the-power-interview-attracting-the-new-utility-workforce/

LF Energy Announces SEAPATH Power Grid Virtualization Project

By Media Coverage

LF Energy, along with Alliander, RTE and its new member, Savoir-faire Linux, announced the second project in its Digital Substation Automation Systems (DSAS) initiative——SEAPATH or Software Enabled Automation Platform and Artifacts.

As part of DSAS’ objective to create the next-gen digital substation technology, SEAPATH will provide a reference design and a real-time, open-source platform for grid operators to run virtualized automation and protection applications.

Read More: https://www.tfir.io/lf-energy-announces-seapath-power-grid-virtualization-project/

LF Energy Captains Power Grid Virtualization SEAPATH

By Media Coverage

LF Energy announced a new open source project called SEAPATH, or Software Enabled Automation Platform and Artifacts (THerein), that will provide grid operators with an open source, real-time platform to run virtualized automation technologies. 

Although the move toward renewable energy is a step in the right direction, clean energy sources are subject to variable conditions that cause fluctuations in power supply and demand that current power grid and control systems simply can’t handle.

Read More: https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/lf-energy-captains-power-grid-virtualization-seapath/2020/12/

New milestone! GXF has achieved the CII Best Practices Badge

By GXF

In the last week of 2020, Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF),  a software platform that enables hardware monitoring and control in the public space, is proud to announce they achieved the CII Best Practices Badge! Security and software quality are of great importance to GXF, as gaining this badge clearly shows. 

The Linux Foundation (LF) Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices badge is a way for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects to show that they follow best practices (credit: https://bestpractices.coreinfrastructure.org/en). These best practices are based on practices of well-run OSS projects, increase the likelihood of better quality and security, and can be applied to any OSS project. 

The best practices focus on multiple areas of Open Source Software Projects:

  • Change control, for example: does the project have a Public version-control source repository?
  • Reporting, for example: does the project have a bug-reporting process?
  • Quality, for example: does the project have an automated test suite?
  • Security, for example: does the project use basic good cryptographic practices?
  • Analysis, for example: does the project use code analysis?

Projects can voluntarily self-certify, at no cost, by using the web application provided by the CII to explain how they follow each best practice. 

For more detailed information on GXF’s CII Best Practices Badge, please see: https://bestpractices.coreinfrastructure.org/en/projects?q=gxf

For a more extensive introduction of the CII Best Practices Badge, please see the introduction video by David A. Wheeler at https://youtu.be/JMptmhV06j8.  

Can Open Source Technology Keep Our Planet Alive?

By Media Coverage, Uncategorized

“In the face of a looming recession and climate catastrophe, technology titans, service providers, and consumer giants are taking collaborative action and turning their technology to fight the effects of climate change and fundamentally transform practices that harm both people and the planet through sustainable innovation.”

“In November, LF Energy launched a project to create an open source tool for managing energy demand across the electrical grid.”

Source: https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/can-open-source-technology-keep-our-planet-alive/2020/12/