The Working Group "Sustainable Processes" of the Smart Grid Coordination Group is working on the definition of Use Cases and technical requirements for Smart Grid applications. The group developed a format for Use Cases, an explanation of this format and some examples. In addition, a standard list with actors has been defined.
The Working Group collected existing Use Cases from various Smart Grid areas like demand response, integration of renewables and DER or distribution grid automation. It is the intention to base the working group's work on use cases for the smart grid on existing experience from a broad group of stakeholders. The Working Group needs stakeholders help to set up a first overview of Smart Grid Use Cases in Europe in a central repository in order to use this as basis for a further process of evaluation.
Use cases provided to the Working Group will be considered in the evaluation process and will be directly or indirectly part of the report that will be submitted to the EU commission.
The Working Group organized a workshop in Brussels in September 2011 to explain the objectives of having Use Cases, the process of the collection and the template for Use Cases.
In a first step, the working groups would like to ask stakeholders to convert the most relevant Smart Grid Use Cases developed in their respective project or technical committee using one of the templates.
The group would also be pleased to receive not only use cases but also feedabcl about process, template and description of the Use Case approach.
Use Case Management Repository:
There is also the recommended possibility to provide Use Cases directly in a web based repository, which is still under development. The tool, which is called Use Case Management Repository (UCMR) supports the Use Case writer and allows to interlink Use Cases. The features of the UCMR are explained in the above presentations of the Workshop.
It is intended to provide this repository also as a collaborative plaform to describe and discuss Uses Cases withn the technical committees or between the different relevant technical committees, if several technical committees are interested in cross-cutting Use Cases. If you want to use the UCMR, send an email to the below-mentioned contact points.