The following figure shows the OS4ES project’s logic and work breakdown in the form of a so-called “project house”.


The foundation of the OS4ES "project house" is provided by WP1 (OS4ES Architectural Design) that specifies the overall open service architecture of the OS4ES service system.

Next, we have a number of "pillars" as the second floor in the project house that denote the major
building blocks:

  • WP2: Generic Smart-Grids Interfaces for the Smart Grid
  • WP3: Smart Grid Communication Protocols
  • WP4: Distributed DER registry
  • WP5: DER service management applications (see the use-case scenarios of Sec. 1.1)

Subsequently, all these blocks are connected and integrated by WP6 Open Middleware Implementation and System Integration as the "third floor" of the project.

To top it off, as the "roof" we have WP7 Lab and Field Testing that will produce the lessons learnt from the first integrated version of the OS4ES open service system, thus providing the basis of the final version of the Open System for Energy Services as it will be delivered at the end of the project.

Finally, the chimney and the smoke stands for the WP8 (note: carbon-free) Consortium Management and WP9 Dissemination and Exploitation efforts of the OS4ES project results, including the establishment of an OS4ES User Group, standardisation work and an exploitation plan for marketing the project results.

Dissemination work and user group formation will be done from the very beginning of the project while feedback to standardisation committees and exploitation will commence during later stages of the project.

To concretise the OS4ES project house of Figure 7, the figure below shows the project Pert chart with the work package timeline, milestones and I/O relations.