​​​​​​European Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Market Management System (MMS) software providers were invited to participate in the 4th interoperability test (IOP) on the common information model (CIM) market extension for the electricity market (IEC 62325).

The test aimed to demonstrate that the IEC 62325-451-4 and IEC 62325-451-5 standards satisfy the information requirements for the settlement and reconciliation process, status request and problem statement processes in the European style market profile.

The test assessed the compliance of work carried out in IEC 62325-451-4 and IEC 62325-451-5 versus the business requirements defined by ENTSO-E’s settlement (ESP), status request (ESR) and problem statement (EPS) processes. Its main objective was to determine whether current ENTSO-E compliant XML instances related to these three documents supporting the ESP, ESR and EPS processes can be processed using the XML Schema Definitions (XSDs)  defined in CIM IEC 62325-451-4 and IEC 62325-451-5.

The results of this fourth IOP test are in line with expectations and the main conclusions are:

* The work carried out on the IEC 62325-301, IEC 62325-351, IEC 62325-451-4 and IEC 62325-451-5 is in line with the business requirements;* There is no deficiency in the standards;* The standard versions include all the capability needed to support already implemented exchanges for the settlement and reconciliation, the problem statement and the status request processes within European markets.

The corresponding final IOP report will be published in February 2014.

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

Related Links:

* ENTSO-E Corrigendum to ECAN, Acknowledgement, ESR and ESP IGs V1R0* ENTSO-E Settlement Guide V1R2* ENTSO-E Status Request V1R1* ENTSO-E Problem Statement Guide V1R0* CIM for Energy Markets webpage* CIM for Energy Markets IOP webpage* Electronic Data Interchange Work Products - EDI Library* IEC TC 57 WG 16 Deregulated energy market communications