IEC TS 62939-2:2018(E), which is a Technical Specification, provides an architecture to define interfaces for the information exchange between smart equipment/systems from the demand side and the power grid. It facilitates the interoperability between the IEC common information model (CIM) and customer facility standards for smart grid applications.
This document presents one possible architecture to connect non-CIM/IEC 61850-based demand-side standards to the CIM, to support demand response type applications.
It presents an immediately available architecture approach for home and building grid users for demand response applications to cope with the fragmented market and lack of harmonized standard solutions. It proposes that a three-layer application be implemented but this does not preclude the ongoing long-term efforts of IEC ideally to promote from a semantic perspective only two-layer implementations.