Green Energy Launches Smart Grid Open Source Community
Green Energy Corporation, a software technology company that enables traditional and power providers to move to the Smart Grid, announced that it has launched the Total Grid open source community.According to a release, this Green Energy Corporation sponsored community fosters collaboration by allowing developers to contribute and use Smart Grid related software.
According to a release, this Green Energy Corporation sponsored community fosters collaboration by allowing developers to contribute and use Smart Grid related software.
The community (TotalGrid.org) will host projects such as Smart Grid applications, protocols, and Reef/GreenBus functionality. Reef is the open source version of the Green Energy Corporation commercialized middleware product called GreenBus. Green Energy Corporation's engineering team and strategic partners will develop new applications and convert legacy software that will connect with the GreenBus APIs (including standard MultiSpeak).
These applications will ride atop a secure platform with a horizontally scalable architecture, ultra high-speed messaging, and hot code swapping.
"Green Energy Corp's commitment to advance open source smart grid software will benefit utilities greatly," said Glenn Booth, Vice President of Marketing at Green Energy Corporation. "Our upcoming GreenBus product incorporates best-in-class open source technologies built by expert software developers from around the world. Green Energy Corporation reciprocates by contributing GreenBus/Reef, DNP3 and other code back into the open source community."
The initial software projects within the Total Grid open source community are:
-DNP3 (Distributed Network Protocol) A Smart Grid protocol that allows communication between field devices and control systems, such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).
-Reef The open source version of GreenBus.
-Thin Client GUI A graphical user interface that allows data visibility.
Future projects may include developer's tools, simulators, Modbus and IEC 61850 protocols, MultiSpeak adaptors and more.
"We really liked the idea of being able to review the Green Energy DNP3 code before committing to use it," said Evan Mezeske, Software Developer for SunEdison, a solar energy service provider. "Being able to avoid the large expense and time to procure a commercial product was of great benefit to us."
Green Energy Corporation provides products and software engineering services to utility, energy, and communication companies.