The LF Energy Foundation will be an “umbrella” project of The Linux Foundation, in that it will support numerous separate and individual projects within the energy and electricity sectors. LF Energy is currently finalizing its processes for project proposal and submission.

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LF Energy Projects

OperatorFabric Logo

A Smart Assistant For System Operators

OperatorFabric is a modular, extensible, industrial-strength and field-tested platform for use in electricity, water, and other utility operations.

  • System visualization and console integration
  • Precise alerting
  • Workflow scheduling
  • Remedial action manager
  • Historian
  • Scripting (ex: Python, JavaScript)

Operator Fabric Demo Video
Operator Fabric on GitHub

Let's Coordinate Logo

A Multi-System Technical and Organizational Module Based on OperatorFabric

Let’s Coordinate streamlines organizational and technical communications between operators in power systems (TSOs Regional Security Coordinators, DSOs, etc.).

  • Creation, exchange and merging of power grid models
  • Coordinated security analysis
  • Capacity calculation
  • System adequacy forecasting
  • Outage planning coordination
  • Decision-making workflow
  • Historical reference for decision transparency
  • Precise alerting
  • Workflow scheduling
  • Modular and extensible
  • Remedial action manager
  • Scripting (ex: Python, JavaScript)

Let’s Coordinate Overview Video
Let’s Coordinate Demo Video


A High-Performance Computing Framework For Grid Simulation and Planning

PowSyBl provides the code building blocks for the simulations and analyses of power systems, for horizons from real-time operation to investment planning)

  • Grid data model, described with Java classes and possibility to define extensions with plugins
  • Data management system
  • Importers and exporters for several formats (CIM, CGMES, UCTE…)
  • APIs to various computation modules (load-flow, security analysis, short-circuit computation, sensitivity computation, optimizers, AMPL)
  • Distribution framework for HPC (tested on a 10,000 cores platform)
  • JavaFX user interface framework
  • Scripting
  • Advanced functions: grid model merging, remedial actions manager
  • Modular architecture based on plugins

PowSyBl on GitHub


An Effective Distributed Software Platform for Smart Grid Apps

RIAPS: The Resilient Information Architecture Platform for Smart Grid (RIAPS) provides core infrastructure and services for building effective, secure and powerful distributed Smart Grid applications. Examples include monitoring and control, data collection and analytics, energy management, microgrid control, and protection applications. The RIAPS technology stack features:

  • Component-oriented programming model for distributed real-time software running on embedded nodes dispersed throughout the power grid
  • Support for low-latency, hard real-time applications via a low-overhead messaging layer
  • Services for application management, fault tolerance, security, high-precision time synchronization, distributed coordination
  • Uniform device access with support for various industrial protocols
  • Development toolkit for developing and deploying apps
  • Implementation languages: Python, C++, Simulink/Stateflow, and others

RIAPS Demo Video
RIAPS on GitHub
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