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Linux Foundation launches Grid eXchange Fabric for smart grid standard

Two of our favorite things have only gone and teamed up this week, open source and standards, with the Linux Foundation’s LF Energy project announcing the availability of Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF) as an open standard to be used in smart grid deployments. However, the project’s biggest challenge remains convincing the rest of the utility industry to come to the table, but open standards should make this task a lot easier. The foundation for GXF came from Alliander, a Dutch distribution system operator (DSO) that was behind the Open Smart Grid Platform (OSGP). Alliander went on to join LF Energy as a premier member, and contributed the OSGP stack to the project, and now the Linux Foundation initiative hopes that…

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