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Technical Architecture Workshop – July 8, 2020

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LF Energy is excited for the upcoming Technical Architecture Workshop that will be held virtually via QiqoChat on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 14:00 – 19:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC +2. Make sure you view the schedule and register. The workshop is free to attend.

This event is the culmination of three, 6 week architecture sprints where over 50 enterprise architects have met to work on the LF Energy functional, data, security, and technical architectures. Our intention is to create guidance for LF Energy open source projects and to identify areas for leveraged development that will enable accelerated innovation. 

We would like to welcome a broader community to participate and to engage in the conversation. This is a work in-progress as inputs and additional structure is clarified. Please make sure you explore the various workshop tracks. Each track is led by co-facilitators and represents many hundreds of hours in effort. 

We hope to see you there!

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LF Energy Technical Architecture Workshop

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LF Energy is excited to be hosting a Technical Architecture Workshop.

This workshop is a creative, online event geared towards enterprise architects, digital technology specialists, and developers. The goal is to share the work of the last four months in building and developing the technical, functional, security, and data architectures that will provide guidance and direction for the LF Energy community.  We are building and developing all of these assets in public and encourage your participation and comments. 

At the workshop, we will present work to date, and have multiple tracks on security, data architectures, using open source to build power system platforms, and 4 use cases: Asset Monitoring, CoMPAS, Digital Twins, VPP/Microgrids. There will be an opportunity at the workshop to add breakout rooms and interest groups on-the-fly. Bring ideas and your colleagues.

GXF Webinar on April 21, 2020

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Robert Tusveld, Solutions Architect at Dutch distribution system operator Alliander, introduces Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF), an LF Energy project. Robert will offer an overview of GXF’s history, followed by a deep dive into the technology along with use cases, and a Q&A session at the end.

Formerly known as the Open Smart Grid Platform, Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF) allows you to monitor and control hardware in the public space. With several (generic) functions ready to use, the main benefits of GXF are: scalability & high availability, high security, its generic design, and no vendor lock-in. GXF has several working use cases, including microgrids, smart metering, public lighting, and distribution automation.

Register in advance and join us for the webinar on April 21, 2020 at 6pm CET, 9am PDT. See you there!

Open Source Will Speed Technological Innovation and Enable the Energy Transition | EETimes

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Growing and supporting renewable energy through a truly collaborative open-source initiative is the objective of LF Energy. LF Energy is a nonprofit, vendor-neutral initiative from The Linux Foundation with an action plan to modernize electrical systems worldwide through open frameworks, reference architectures, and a support ecosystem of complementary projects.
article: https://www.eetimes.com/open-source-will-speed-technological-innovation-and-enable-the-energy-transition/

Smart grid platform aims to speed up development with move to ‘open source’ | New Power

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Dutch distribution system operator Alliander is open sourcing its smart systems platform, formerly known as Open Smart Grid Platform, to speed up development. The system will now be known as Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF) and be developed through LF Energy.

article: https://www.newpower.info/2020/02/smart-grid-platform-aims-to-speed-up-development-with-move-to-open-source/

LF Energy and Alliander announce GXF to tackle interoperability on the Dutch power grid | Robin Whitlock, Renewable Energy Magazine

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LF Energy is working with Dutch distribution system operator Alliander to utilise, on its open-source community, Alliander’s Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF), a scalable and technology-agnostic industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform that allows grid operators to securely collect data and monitor, control and manage smart devices on the grid.  

article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/lf-energy-and-alliander-announce-gxf-to-20200211