energy standardization

OPENTUNITY Strategy for the development of the standardization activities

OPENTUNITY Strategy for the development of the standardization activities


Following an in-depth analysis of the standardization landscape and socioeconomic backdrop, the OPENTUNITY partners uncovered several European and international technical committees, along with existing and emerging standards, that align closely with the objectives of various project work packages. Recognising this synergy, proactive measures were implemented to engage with the standardization system. These actions aim not only to disseminate project findings effectively but also to actively contribute to ongoing and forthcoming standards initiatives, thereby fostering collaboration and promoting the project’s impact across diverse domains.

Therefore, partners, led by UNE, have been working on a strategy for the development of the standardization activities document, which specifies an action plan for the next tasks involving communication with technical standardization bodies and contributions to standardization. At this moment, the first version of this strategy has been defined, and it will be updated accordingly, as the project progresses.

This strategy has been developed by UNE with feedback from OPENTUNITY partners. Together, they identify possible standardization gaps that could be addressed with the results of the OPENTUNITY project. The purpose of this strategy is to provide partners with a clear idea of the next steps and ensure the most effective possible contribution of the project results to new or future standards.

This strategy includes:

– Key Technical Committees to interact with and information about them.

– Next steps, including the follow-up of the activity of relevant committees and the involvement of partners in disseminating the project in these committees.

– Possible ways to contribute to standardization.

The main objective of the standardization activities in OPENTUNITY is to facilitate the market acceptance of the results by transferring these results and findings to standards that have a wide recognition in the market.

Communication will be established between the OPENTUNITY project, and the key committees identified by the partners, disseminating the project, and obtaining valuable feedback. Additionally, OPENTUNITY will be able to contribute to the activity of these committees and European/international standardization with its results.

As part of the contribution to standardization tasks of OPENTUNITY, UNE plans to collaborate with other standardization bodies, such as the European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) and their Technical Committees and Subcommittees. The goal of the project is to decarbonize EU grids, and CEN/CLC Workshop Agreements are usually the most suitable way to contribute to standardization in this kind of projects. Nevertheless, ISO/IEC (International Standardization Organizations) committees and the Connectivity Standards Alliance are also listed among the suggested committees to be considered.