Xtensible and Southern California Edison recently teamed up to meet requirements of California Rule 21 and produce extensive analytics unconstrained by individual system implementations and business silos. Recognizing that separate projects add in different functional components at varying times, the foundation of this system includes a comprehensive data model that is based on industry standards such as the IEC Common Information Model (CIM) and Geographic Markup Language (GML). This model serves as a common vocabulary for all functional component interfaces for logical and physical models used by both ‘data-in-motion’ (integration) and ‘data-at-rest’ (databases).
Our discussion will focus on how distributed energy resources (DER) are interconnected within the SCE network, in support of varying types of DER programs with third parties and customers. We will also describe how DER management is performed with electrical network connectivity awareness for both the operational and asset perspectives.