Menu

M2M FEATURE NEWS

Green Energy Corp Introduces Smart Grid Open Source Community

By Mandira Srivastava January 14, 2011

By allowing developers to contribute and use Smart Grid related software, Green Energy Corp, a software technology company, has launched the Total Grid open source community. This Green Energy Corp sponsored community allows developers to design their own software and motivate individuals seeking to improve their programming skills, the company said.

According to a press release, Green Energy Corp'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.

The open source community will host projects such as Smart Grid applications, protocols, and Reef/GreenBus functionality.

Glenn Booth, vice president of marketing at Green Energy Corp. said that Green Energy Corp's commitment to advance open source smart grid software will benefit utilities greatly and GreenBus product incorporates best-in-class open source technologies built by expert software developers from around the world. Green Energy Corp 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) – an important Smart Grid protocol that allows communication between field devices and control systems, such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition; Thin Client GUI – a powerful graphical user interface that allows comprehensive data visibility; and Reef – the open source version of GreenBus.

Evan Mezeske, software developer for SunEdison, North America's largest solar energy service provider, said that the company  really liked the idea of being able to review the Green Energy DNP3 code before committing to use it and being able to avoid the large expense and time to procure a commercial product was of great benefit to the company.


Mandira Srivastava is a IoTevolutionworld contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Back to Basics: RFID and the IoT

By: Chrissie Cluney    5/24/2016

Companies seeking to engage in data collection for the IoT would be well served by remembering such simple technological solutions as RFID.

Read More

John Deere to Field Factory Upgrade with Telit

By: Ken Briodagh    5/18/2016

John Deere, the greenest of all tractor and outdoor equipment companies, has selected Telit, a IoT implementation company, to implement its deviceWISE…

Read More

IoT Partnership Economy Grows with myDevices and Actility Team Up

By: Ken Briodagh    5/11/2016

Actility, a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) devleoper, and myDevices, maker of the Cayenne IoT project builder, on May 10 announced a technology p…

Read More

Verizon Selects Gemalto for 4G LTE Services

By: Ken Briodagh    5/9/2016

The IoT Partnership economy just keeps growing and progressing, which I support because it makes me look like I know what I'm talking about. To contin…

Read More

IoT Video: Surveillance Drives New Revenue Opportunities

By: Special Guest    5/9/2016

In the consumer space, video surveillance is proving to be extremely profitable for IoT.

Read More