This was the Connectathon Energy 2019

The Connectathon Energy 2019, taking place from the 28th until the 31st of January in Vienna was a complete success. With about double the number of active participating companies and research institutes and a well visited workshop and symposium the message was clear: Interoperability is a key factor for future energy development and people can clearly see and understand its importance.


For further information please find the following links for the presentations and some visual impressions of the Connectathon Energy 2019.



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IES Workshop at the Smart Energy Systems Week Austria 2018

18 Mai 2018 - Vienna/Austria


On the last day of this year's Smart Energy Systems Week Austria IES hosted a workshop in the course of the "Workshop of the Innovative Technology Regions" organised by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund.
The IES team took the opportunity to engage in discussions with relevant national and European stakeholders and spread the message on the role of interoperability as a driver for the energy transition.
If you are interested in participating in a workshop on interoperability, how interoperabilty testing works, what benefits the IES method offers and how to achieve interoperability in your sector, get in touch with the team at!

First Connectathon Energy at the 2018 IHE-Europe Connectathon

16 - 20 April 2018 - The Hague/The Netherlands


The IES project team successfully completed pilot interoperability test sessions at the 2018 IHE-Europe Connectathon in The Hague/The Netherlands.

The IES Gazelle test management instance and all seven components from four different vendors (including three from industry: Tiani Spirit, Sprecher Automation and WAGO) taking part in this pilot test session were successfully set up and tested.

The FHTW Virtual Power Plant Operator System (VPPOP) successfully passed, among others, the test of the Send Measured Values profile, by passing tests with three different Distributed Energy Unit Controller (DEUC) actor systems. Tiani VPPOP successfully transmitted a functional schedule to FHTW DEUC actor system.

Alongside the testing activities, our team engaged with high ranking delegations in lively discussions on experiences, strategies and next steps towards interoperable smart energy systems.

Off we go into a year of hard work and tight schedules before we will host our Second Connectathon Energy in Vienna in January 2019!


Read the English press release

Read the German press release