Electrical energy from renewable resources combined with a smart digital grid infrastructure is the only way to decarbonize the energy sector. To achieve this, the energy sector is undergoing an unprecedented, sector-wide transformation. To accomplish this transformation, not only technical connectivity is required; energy-related processes and products in all sectors must also be aligned. Thus, the ability to achieve seamless interoperability takes on an essential role, especially in the context of sector coupling, which integrates previously independent domains and heterogeneous systems into a holistic and intelligent energy system. However, most of the systems that have to be coupled or the so-called legacy systems were never designed to be integrated - a lack of maturity of interoperability is often the consequence. This is where the Interoperability Network for the Energy Transition (int:net) comes in.
At its core, int:net aims to improve the interoperability of value-added services, data, and platforms at both the functional and business levels in the context of the energy industry in Europe. To this end, int:net relies on four complementary approaches:
GAIA-X, IEC 62559 Use Cases, SGAM, Maturity Models, Gazelle (interoperability testing), Connectathons.