EPRI CCAPI Project Begins Interoperability Testing
Electric utility software vendors will exchange XML versions of the Common Information Model (CIM) to demonstrate interoperability of products based on the CIM standard
Palo Alto, November 20, 2000:
On December 18-19 in Orlando, Florida, several software vendors serving the electric utility industry will meet to test the capability of their software products to exchange and correctly interpret power system model data based on the CIM as defined in the draft IEC 61970-301 CIM standard. The EPRI-sponsored tests will validate that the products comply with the XML version of the CIM now being advanced as an international standard. This is an important milestone in the CCAPI project and is the first in a series of planned interoperability tests that will demonstrate additional CCAPI capabilities.
These interoperability tests address an important industry requirement established by NERC to be able to transfer power system model data between Security Coordinators based on the CIM. NERC has mandated the use of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as the XML schema/syntax for the CIM as defined in the draft IEC 61970-501 CIM RDF Schema standard. These tests will validate the use of this draft standard for this purpose.
The objectives of the proposed interoperability tests and demonstrations are:
Attendance at the interoperability tests will be limited to the test participants. However, an EPRI technical report will be made available to the public that documents the test procedures, the contents of the power system model files exchanged, the participantís products that were tested, and the test results.