In 2014 a group of German Distribution System Operator (DSO) started a discussion that led to the creation of the openKonsequenz initiative (OpenKONSEQUENZ). The intention of the group is to develop open source software for system operators which matches the needs of power networks in the 21st century. The main focus is to develop a modular and vendor independent IT-system which is open to different system integrators and 3rd party module provider. Further aspects are the improvement of IT-security and user experience and the reduction of development cycles and costs.The changing energy politics creates a number of new requirements concerning the flexibility, availability, security and performance, which have to be met by the technical platform.
The Eclipse openK Core Modules provides a set of core modules for developing open source software for system operators which matches the needs of power networks in the 21st century.
The project will develop core modules for openKONSEQUENZ and make them available for the usage within user modules.
This project will be the collection of all core modules that are implemented within the scope of openKONSEQUENZ.
A core module in our definition is not directly affected by users, in contrast to user modules, but is related by the user modules in the background.
The first core module implemented in this project will be „contact master data“. This module carries all the contact information, such as names and telephone numbers of contact persons and firms. The contact information is held in a discreet database and complies with the provisions of the data protection basic regulation („Datenschutz Grundverordnung, DSGVO“). This module is being referred to by the existing and future user modules.
An Eclipse project will garantee an open source software of quality which complies to well recognized IT-standards. Furthermore it will be open to future projects and add-ons by different vendors.
Several modules will be implemented in the following years. The first module in this project will be the module „contact master data“ used by all existing and future openK user modules. This will be implemented in the beginning of 2020.
In the near future openKONSEQUENZ will develop further modules and implement them in this project.