The interoperability test (IOP) on the CIM market information, with European Transmission System Operators (TSOs), market management system (MMS) and software providers participation, was the second test to be carried out on the common information model (CIM) extension for the electricity market (IEC 62325). Its purpose was to assess the compliance of the work carried out in IEC 62325-451-2 versus the business requirements defined by ENTSO-E for the scheduling process. The test’s main objective was to determine whether current ENTSO-E compliant XML instances of scheduling, anomaly and confirmation report can be processed using the XML Schema Definition (XSD) generated by the CIM. The results of the second IOP test are in line with expectations. The main conclusions of the corresponding IOP final report, to be published in January 2013, are:

  • The work carried out in IEC 62325-301, IEC 62325-351, IEC 62325-451-1 and IEC 62325-451-2 is in line with the business requirements.
  • There is no deficiency in the standard.
  • The standard versions include all capability needed to support the already implemented exchanges for the acknowledgement and the scheduling business processes implemented within ENTSO-E.

Any questions on the ENTSO-E CIM for the Electricity Market IOP tests should be directed to: For any further information please contact Ioannis Retsoulis, Data Exchange Standards & Interoperability Advisor.