For the transformation of the power system to more fluctuating renewable ressources it is nessassary to adapt the consumption according to the generation. The Open Gateway Energy Management Alliance (OGEMA) offers a software platform that supports standardized automated energy management. The OGEMA platform can be applied in households, commercial environment and industries.
OGEMA is an open software platform for energy management which links the customer’s loads and generators to the control stations of the power supply system. By providing a manufacturer- and hardware-independent platform, OGEMA allows energy flows within end customer premises to be optimized with high degree of modularity. Web based user interaction and other basic functions are provided by a framework architecture shown in the illustration beside.
OGEMA stands for "Open Gateway Energy Management Alliance". The Alliance aims at developing a software standard and reference implementation. Participants are manufacturers and users/operators of standard conformant systems. All developers and involved parties can turn their ideas for more efficient energy usage by automation into software for the gateway platform.
The further development of OGEMA will go on in the project "OGEMA 2.0". Fraunhofer IWES, Fraunhofer IIS and Fraunhofer ISE bring in their experiences from four major smart grid projects in the E-Energy framework in Germany. To accompany the project „OGEMA 2.0“ an Industrial Working Group (IWG) will be founded to bring in the industry’s practical experiences and to formulate individual requirements for the energy management gateway.