LF Energy Architecture Principles: Version 1.0

By June 10, 2021September 13th, 2021Blog

LF Energy Architecture Principles 

Version 1.0 of the LF Energy Architecture Principles was recently released by a group of ten industry experts! 

The team of individuals leading this effort seek to provide a consistent and measurable level of quality to guide decision-making for LF Energy governance and technical communities. 

LF Energy Architecture Principles

Below you will find a brief overview of the four principles intended to guide the evolution and growth of the technical community within LF Energy.  For full details on the principles please visit the LF Energy Wiki. 

Principle #1: Interoperability by default

This principle encourages the technical community to design and engineer for easy integration which will enable easier adoption and grow the community at a rapid pace.  

Principle #2: Resilience by design

The second principle is resilience by design meaning design and engineer for continuous availability. The energy transition leads to an increased share of renewable energy sources, resulting in more volatile and unpredictable power systems. This requires real-time situational awareness with minimal service interruptions.

Principle #3: Simplify by design

The third principle is simplify by design. Simple architectures are easier to communicate, build, deploy, operate, and evolve thus requiring lower costs thus design and engineer for simplicity. 

Principle #4: Security and safety by design

The fourth and final principle is security and safety by design. Security and safety must be a top priority from the start and cannot be bolted on afterwards. Benefits of secure and safe design include protection of you and your customers’ businesses, protection of personal information, work safety for employees and customers, and confidence in your solutions. 

Learn more about the LF Energy Principles here.