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In this glossary, the main functional capabilities are explained. Please see an overview of the LF Energy Functional Architecture for reference.

Glossary of Customer and Market

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP AND COMMUNICATION

Covering the digital functionalities supporting customer relationship management and communication.

CUSTOMER RESPONSE

Covering the digital functionalities supporting customers providing information.

MARKET PLATFORM GATEWAY

Covering the digital functionalities supporting market participants retrieving and providing information (e.g. providing energy consumption details to energy suppliers).

METERING AND COMPENSATION

Covering the digital functionalities supporting determination and financially handling realization of market contracts and consequences of system operation.

Glossary of System Management

FORECASTING

Covering the digital functionalities used to forecast Power system, Market and System variables or subjects to enable signaling, calculation and control (e.g. load forecast per substation).

MARKET SIGNAL

Covering the digital functionalities used to control system behavior targets like adequacy,
balance and capacity.

POWER SYSTEM CALCULATION 

Covering the digital functionalities used to calculate targets or variables related to power delivery and system stability.

SYSTEM CONTROL

Covering the digital functionalities used to control power delivery, system balancing, quality
and stability. 

Glossary of Asset Management

ANALYTICS

Covering the digital functionalities used to determine causes, draw conclusions and give advice
(e.g. predicting fault locations).

ASSET INVESTMENT PLANNING

Covering the planning of the asset investments on strategic, tactical and operation level.

ASSET REPOSITORY

Covering the digital functionalities used to keep track of asset and asset related information and configuration.

ASSET SUPERVISION

Covering the digital functionalities used to determine asset status and replacement plans 
(e.g. using condition monitoring for predictive maintenance plans).

FIELDWORK MANAGEMENT

Covering the digital functionalities used to prepare and execute work with the right resources.

OUTAGE MANAGEMENT

Covering the digital functionalities used to prepare and execute planned and unplanned outages.

Glossary of Acquisition and Control

AGGREGATION NODE

Covering the digital functionalities  of a regional hub (e.g. set of connected substations)

CENTRAL HUB

A central platform for data collection, monitoring and control equipment and nodes in the smart grid (e.g. SCADA or IoT platform).

CRITICAL EQUIPMENT

Assets that are vital for the gird (e.g. a line, circuit breaker or transformer).

DISTRIBUTED NODE

Covering the digital functionalities of a group of assets (e.g. bay, rail, circuit or group of bays).

EDGE NODE CONTROL 

Covering the digital functionalities that are shared amongst all nodes .

EQUIPMENT NODE

Covering the digital functionalities of a single asset or a small group of the same assets (e.g transformer, set of three circuit breakers in 3-phase system or in case smart meter: a single electricity connection) or

INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT

A central platform management equipment and nodes in the smart grid remotely.

LESS-CRITICAL EQUIPMENT NODE

Assets that are non-vital for the grid (e.g. substation door).

SUBSTATION NODE

Covering the digital functionalities of a substation (e.g. high-voltage substation, mid-voltage substation or low-voltage substation).

Glossary of Shared

COMMON COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Covering the digital functionalities supporting emergency and crisis management.

DATA MANAGEMENT

Covering the digital functionalities supporting data retrieval and management.

IT MANAGEMENT 

Covering the digital functionalities supporting IT systems, infrastructure and security management.

SYSTEMS GOVERNANCE

Covering the digital functionalities supporting systems monitoring, registering and healing to make sure that all systems together establish a grid that is stable, reliable and flexible.

UNIFIED OPERATOR’S UX COMPONENTS AND FRAMEWORK

Covering the digital functionalities supporting operators in their interaction with systems and stakeholders .

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