Implementing the IEC Common Information Model (CIM) at DTE An Implementation Methods Committee Case Study
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Implementing the IEC Common Information Model (CIM) at DTE An Implementation Methods Committee Case Study

  • Case study on implementation of the IEC Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Advanced metering infrastructure and smart grid programs
  • Lessons for other utilities contemplating an enterprise systems integration project using CIM

DTE Energy’s implementation of CIM

DTE Energy embarked upon a journey starting in 2005 to address the limitations of using point-to-point integrations. The need to implement an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) followed in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, the opportunity arose to submit a grant proposal to the Department of Energy to accelerate DTE’s AMI and smart grid program. After winning the grant and starting its SmartCurrents work in earnest in 2010, the DTE staff discovered the value of standards-based integration using the IEC Common Information Model (CIM) standard as the basis for an Enterprise Semantic Model (ESM). The DTE staff also adopted Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Along the way, DTE encountered several challenges and opportunities.

This document presents a case study of DTE Energy’s implementation of the IEC Common Information Model as part of its SmartCurrents project.

What’s in the report

Overview of DTE’s CIM implementation, its business challenge, and its chosen solutions
Lessons learned
General recommendations to industry

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