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Computer networks -- Security measures, Electric utilities -- Security measures, Smart power grids -- Communication systems -- Security measures, Distributed resources (Electric utilities)


This document defines a set of rules known as the Energy Services Interface (ESI), which “establish a bi-directional, service-oriented, logical interface to support secure, trustworthy information exchange between an aggregator and distributed energy resources (DERs). These exchanges facilitate energy interactions between the DERs and the aggregator, thereby allowing the aggregator to provide grid services through dispatch of the DERs.” The ESI serves as an umbrella, ensuring the information exchange between an aggregator and DER owners conforms to expectations: protect privacy, provide security, develop trustworthiness, and ensure interoperability. DERMS developers use the ESI to ensure that information exchange meets these expectations.


This report does not contain any proprietary, business sensitive, or other information not subject to public release.

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