Standards, certifications, regulations

This is a list of categorised resources for the sustainable energy sector


Standards, certifications, regulations

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Standards or widely adopted protocols and formats

This section is embarrassingly short, but reflects quite well the reality of things: there are very few standards around, with most of the platforms using proprietary solutions.

  • ENTSOE European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, represents 43 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) from 36 countries across Europe. The integration of renewables into the power system requires for their intermittency to be balanced. This can be tackled by electricity grids operating smartly and cost-efficiently.
  • ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system
  • SMETS2 smart meter specs v2 adopted by UK
  • IEEE P825 - Guide for Interoperability of Transactive Energy Systems with Electric Power Infrastructure
  • European Energy Flexibility Platform and Interface (EF-PI) - link docs not really a standard, more a consortium of private companies trying to adopt a common toolset.
  • Project Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. Haystack standardize semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by the smart devices
  • KNX develop and promote the KNX standard so that it is recognised as the basis for creating Smart home and building solutions
  • Ashrae was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and publishes a standard for high efficency and low carbon heating and ventilation

Subsidies / regulations / certifications

  • ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria established to implement Article 8 (4 to 6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)
  • Streamlined energy and carbon reporting - SECR released Oct ‘17 and updated mid ‘18 gives guidelines for mandatory carbon reporting framework for UK big businesses, as well as directions for energy efficiency
  • TERRE is the Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange. From what I understood companies like Flexitricity or any other PPA can use this protocol to provide demand side response with a 15’ cycle time. have no idea how they implement it though.
  • Green deal (expired 2014) linklink
  • energy performance certificate (private residence only?) EPC register there’s also a data set here: London domestic efficiency by boroughs
  • microgeneration quality certification supported by BEIS
  • stroma certification for epc, gas, etc…
  • BREEAM world’s leading sustainability assessment method + certification for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.