SGIP Gives Access to the OpenFMBTM Framework for Distributed Intelligence in the Grid

A new online collaboration site offers code, use cases, wikis, and a community of thought leaders.

SGIP announces the launch of the OpenFMBTM (Open Field Message Bus) Collaboration Site, which will provide public access to code and informational resources to help enhance grid integration. A demo of the OpenFMBTM Collaboration site will be available at the SGIP 2016 Grid Modernization Summit in Washington, D.C on November 8 and 9 in the summit's Vendor Expo.


OpenFMBTM is a reference architecture and framework for distributed intelligence. It leverages existing standards to federate data between field devices and harmonize them with centralized systems. The framework was ratified as a standard by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) in March of this year.

"The OpenFMBTM collaboration site is essentially a developer's kit with downloadable, turnkey, executable files, along with a simplified version of reference implementation code we demonstrated at the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition earlier this year," said Aaron Smallwood, Vice President of Technology at SGIP. "For those industry stakeholders who are working towards grid edge connectivity, this new site gives them the information they need and the opportunity to bring OpenFMBTM into their labs and explore how it can be applied with their systems."

Not only will the OpenFMBTM collaboration site be launched at the 2016 Grid Modernization Summit, but some of SGIP's member organization's products and services will also be showcased using code from the online repository during the summit's Vendor Expo.

To learn more about OpenFMBTM, the Collaboration Site, and the Vendor Expo at the 2016 Grid Modernization Summit, see a free webinar replay, called "SGIP Grid Modernization Summit OpenFMB Demo Preview." SGIP will host another free webinar, called "OpenFMB Collaboration Site and Repository Webinar," on November 22, 2016.

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