The 2014 CIM users group meeting took place in Oslo from June 17th to 20th. Greenbird attended the meeting to learn more about the status of the standard and where the standard is heading. The Common Information Model (CIM) is an international standard now globally accepted for modelling the information exchanges required in electric utilities. The CIM is independent of any individual application, middleware, or message protocols used for data exchange. The interoperability enabled by the CIM standards is a key factor for achieving the Smart Grid vision.
The key takeaway from the CIM conference is that the standard is starting to gain momentum when solving integration challenges for DSOs. It is likely that an increasing number of DSO will require that procurement of new systems must support CIM for information exchange. However, the standard is very comprehensive and requires investments when planning how utilities can utilize the standard for integration. Greenbird can offer consultancy on how your DSO can get a strategy for CIM in place. Greenbird’s integration Platform as a Service, Metercloud, will support CIM for information exchange across systems like AMI, NIS, CIS, MDM and WMS.
You can explore the agenda and all presentations from the conference here.
Please get in touch if you would like to explore how your DSO can utilize CIM.